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Maynard Waters – a working painter

Maynard in the studio
Maynard Waters A working painter

13 June – 1 July, 2015

You are invited to the Exhibition Opening And Launch of the new Book

Maynard Waters – A working painter

surveying over 55 years of the extraordinary artistic journey of one of Australia’s foremost naïve artists.

Opening and Launch by David Mac Laren
Artistic Director Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Saturday 13th June, 2015
2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace

How’s Your Chooks Laying?  1985

How’s Your Chooks Laying? 1985

Typical town on the outskirts, typical people of that town. Why wouldn’t it be a conversation dealing with chooks?

Magic Carpet – Balloon  1992

Magic Carpet – Balloon 1992

Out of the valley arises a great balloon, the children celebrate. The owners of the magic carpet check it out. All is safe..

The Hero and the Skater  c.2000

The Hero and the Skater c.2000

The skater is my grandson Sammy. The Hero is the oldest working pub in Sydney.
Looking down windmill Street.

Maynard Waters - a working painter book

Maynard Waters – A working painter

A section sewn, case bound Limited Edition book with over 150 colour and black and white plates, biographical text and artist comments. Signed, numbered and limited to 100 copies. Many of the paintings in the book will be available for purchase during the exhibition. Proudly produced in Australia and printed by Elect Printing, Canberra using the offset lithography printing method.

The Paper Boy

MAYNARD WATERS is an exceptional painter capturing the essence of an Australia that he chooses to view with an intentional selective blindness. In doing so he presents a nostalgic and romantic viewpoint of the country and city through the workingman’s eyes.

Maynard achieves with ease what all artists strive for – originality. His genuine, if at times incomplete, views of the city and country are devoid of mass modernity – there are no office blocks or hi-rise apartment buildings – but there are contemporary items such as roadwork signs in brilliant basic colours, modern cars, communication towers and so on.

His paintings are of Australia, painted by a distinctively Australian artist, one who has travelled his country from Sydney to Fremantle, from the Gold Coast to Malua Bay, through the back yards and narrow city alleys, along the wide, unpaved streets and laneways of countryside villages and properties.

This book traces Maynard Waters’ artistic and family life - drawing on a range of historic and newly written material accompanied by over 150 images and photographs. The publication is a testament to a working life dedicated to an ideal of presenting what he saw and where he saw it.

The Paper Boy  2015 – 40x36cm Mixed media on board  $2,600
The Paper Boy 2015 – 40x36cm Mixed media on board $2,600
Above the Tinaroo  2014 – 101x78cm Mixed media on board  $12,700
Above the Tinaroo 2014 – 101x78cm Mixed media on board $12,700
Aunty Agnes’ Excellent Flight  2010 – 100x120cm Mixed media on board  $15,450
Aunty Agnes’ Excellent Flight 2010 – 100x120cm Mixed media on board $15,450
Back Street Gundagai  2015 – 47x79cm Mixed media on board  $5,990
Back Street Gundagai 2015 – 47x79cm Mixed media on board $5,990
And into Town  2015 – 25x68cm Mixed media on board  $3,450
And into Town 2015 – 25x68cm Mixed media on board $3,450
Between Earth & Sky Through The Gap  2010 – 86x118cm Oil on canvas   $15,900
Between Earth & Sky Through The Gap 2010 – 86x118cm Oil on canvas $15,900
Carcoar Looking Back  2003 – 58x90cm Mixed media on board  $6,450
Carcoar Looking Back 2003 – 58x90cm Mixed media on board $6,450
Christmas Day at the Bay  c.2000 – 50x100cm Mixed media on board  $7,450
Christmas Day at the Bay c.2000 – 50x100cm Mixed media on board $7,450
Commercial Hotel, Braidwood (SOLD)  2012 – 76x120cm Mixed media on board
Commercial Hotel, Braidwood (SOLD) 2012 – 76x120cm Mixed media on board
Darlinghurst, Sydney  2012 – 60x40cm Acrylic on board  $4,450
Darlinghurst, Sydney 2012 – 60x40cm Acrylic on board $4,450
Down Blues Point Road, North Sydney  2015 – 62x45cm Mixed media on board  $3,850
Down Blues Point Road, North Sydney 2015 – 62x45cm Mixed media on board $3,850
Down the Hill, Carcoar, NSW  2012 – 48x60cm  Acrylic on board  $4,950
Down the Hill, Carcoar, NSW 2012 – 48x60cm Acrylic on board $4,950
Echuca  1995 – 122x214cm Mixed media on canvas  $25,000
Echuca 1995 – 122x214cm Mixed media on canvas $25,000
Family at the Gate  2014 – 38x86cm Acrylic on board   $4,990
Family at the Gate 2014 – 38x86cm Acrylic on board $4,990
Five Flags Pub, Campbells’ Creek via Bendigo Victoria  2013 – 30x60cm Acrylic on board  $3,450
Five Flags Pub, Campbells’ Creek via Bendigo Victoria 2013 – 30x60cm Acrylic on board $3,450
The Fire Station at Queenton, Charters Towers QLD  2015 – 46x61cm Mixed media on board  $4,450
The Fire Station at Queenton, Charters Towers QLD 2015 – 46x61cm Mixed media on board $4,450
From Lavender Bay  2013 – 80x60cm Mixed media on board  $6,450
From Lavender Bay 2013 – 80x60cm Mixed media on board $6,450
From Lavender Bay Through the Tunnel  2013 – 80x60cm Mixed media on board  $6,650
From Lavender Bay Through the Tunnel 2013 – 80x60cm Mixed media on board $6,650
From McMahons Point  2013 – 60x90cm Mixed media on board  $8,800
From McMahons Point 2013 – 60x90cm Mixed media on board $8,800
Into Braidwood… North  2013 – 24x30cm Mixed media on board  $4,950
Into Braidwood… North 2013 – 24x30cm Mixed media on board $4,950
Lennie and the River People  2000 – 72x119cm Oil on canvas   $10,700
Lennie and the River People 2000 – 72x119cm Oil on canvas $10,700
Ma Ring’s Pub Billinudgel, NSW – The Markets  c.1990s – 60x73cm Acrylic on board  $5,450
Ma Ring’s Pub Billinudgel, NSW – The Markets c.1990s – 60x73cm Acrylic on board $5,450
Mt Lyall Tasmania  c.2000 – 68x88cm Mixed media on board  $6,950
Mt Lyall Tasmania c.2000 – 68x88cm Mixed media on board $6,950
Old Slipway, Lavender Bay  2013 – 52x63cm Mixed media on board  $3,950
Old Slipway, Lavender Bay 2013 – 52x63cm Mixed media on board $3,950
On Home Ground  2015 – 26x43cm Mixed media on board  $1,850 (sold)
On Home Ground 2015 – 26x43cm Mixed media on board $1,850 (sold)
Over Sandy Hollow via Mudgee  2008 – 106x84cm Acrylic on board   $12,700
Over Sandy Hollow via Mudgee 2008 – 106x84cm Acrylic on board $12,700
The Belubula River, into Carcoar NSW  2010 – 70x90cm Mixed media on board  $7,450 (sold)
The Belubula River, into Carcoar NSW 2010 – 70x90cm Mixed media on board $7,450 (sold)
The Big Hole, Glebe  2015 – 64x74cm Mixed media on board  $6,700
The Big Hole, Glebe 2015 – 64x74cm Mixed media on board $6,700
The Skater and the Hero  c.2000 – 39x64cm Mixed media on board  $4,850
The Skater and the Hero c.2000 – 39x64cm Mixed media on board $4,850
The Skater at the Bay  2015 – 65x46cm Mixed media on board  $3,950
The Skater at the Bay 2015 – 65x46cm Mixed media on board $3,950
Through the Wolgan Valley  2015 – 40x38cm Mixed media on board  $1,990 (sold)
Through the Wolgan Valley 2015 – 40x38cm Mixed media on board $1,990 (sold)
Uncle Jack with Young Bill  1989 – 120x148cm Oil on American canvas  $17,700
Uncle Jack with Young Bill 1989 – 120x148cm Oil on American canvas $17,700
Waiting for the Mail  2007 – 29x59cm Mixed media on board  $2,990
Waiting for the Mail 2007 – 29x59cm Mixed media on board $2,990
Waterview Street, off Darling Street Balmain  2005 – 46x61cm Acrylic on board   $3,950
Waterview Street, off Darling Street Balmain 2005 – 46x61cm Acrylic on board $3,950
The Yabbie Fisher  2015 – 26x43cm Mixed media on board  $1,850 (sold)
The Yabbie Fisher 2015 – 26x43cm Mixed media on board $1,850 (sold)
The Visitors  2008 – 120x80cm Mixed media on board  $12,700
The Visitors 2008 – 120x80cm Mixed media on board $12,700
A Great Little Drop  1997 - 46 x 60cm Acrylic on board   $4,450
A Great Little Drop 1997 - 46 x 60cm Acrylic on board $4,450
Dawes Point Facing North - 62 x 92cm Mixed media on board  $7,450
Dawes Point Facing North - 62 x 92cm Mixed media on board $7,450
Dawes Point Facing South - 59 x 90cm Mixed media on board  $7,450
Dawes Point Facing South - 59 x 90cm Mixed media on board $7,450
Down Glebe Hill  2012 - 60 x 81cm Mixed media on board  $8,550
Down Glebe Hill 2012 - 60 x 81cm Mixed media on board $8,550
Down Wortley Street Balmain  2009 - 60 x 90cm Mixed media on board  $6,950
Down Wortley Street Balmain 2009 - 60 x 90cm Mixed media on board $6,950
Facing Barangaroo from Balmain  2013 - 38 x 76cm Mixed media on board  $4,990
Facing Barangaroo from Balmain 2013 - 38 x 76cm Mixed media on board $4,990
Friday at the Royal - Mixed media on board  $6,450
Friday at the Royal - Mixed media on board $6,450
From Observatory Hill Facing Balmain  2005 - 52 x 74cm Mixed media on board  $4,450
From Observatory Hill Facing Balmain 2005 - 52 x 74cm Mixed media on board $4,450
Gundagai from Second Street - 48 x78cm Mixed media on board  $4,990
Gundagai from Second Street - 48 x78cm Mixed media on board $4,990
Kite Flyer  2008 - 29 x 60cm Mixed media on board  $3,450
Kite Flyer 2008 - 29 x 60cm Mixed media on board $3,450
Lady Fingers for Bob Turner & Jason, Terranora - 62 x 90cm Mixed media on board  $6,950
Lady Fingers for Bob Turner & Jason, Terranora - 62 x 90cm Mixed media on board $6,950
Marlborough Lane, Glebe, Looking Up  2006 - 60 x 78cm Mixed media on board  $6,500
Marlborough Lane, Glebe, Looking Up 2006 - 60 x 78cm Mixed media on board $6,500
Pottinger Street Facing North - 63 x 52cm Mixed media on board  $3,990
Pottinger Street Facing North - 63 x 52cm Mixed media on board $3,990
Rabbits Under the Tin - Mixed media on board  $4,990
Rabbits Under the Tin - Mixed media on board $4,990
Mullock Hill Miners  c.1980 - 46 x 44cm Acrylic on board  $1,850
Mullock Hill Miners c.1980 - 46 x 44cm Acrylic on board $1,850
Sofala in the Turon Valley  2014 - 90 x 120cm Acrylic on board  $12,200
Sofala in the Turon Valley 2014 - 90 x 120cm Acrylic on board $12,200
The Bag Lady, Agar Steps  2011 - 50 x 39cm Mixed media on board  $3,450
The Bag Lady, Agar Steps 2011 - 50 x 39cm Mixed media on board $3,450
The Rileys at the Gate  2007 - 25 x 40cm Mixed media on board  $2,400
The Rileys at the Gate 2007 - 25 x 40cm Mixed media on board $2,400
What has to be Done - 48 x 87cm Mixed media on board  $2,990
What has to be Done - 48 x 87cm Mixed media on board $2,990