THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The Pronghorn painting takes its cues from Native American symbolism and features a Pronghorn Antelope staring off pensively into the distance. Natives believe that the antelope is a symbol of swiftness and secrets of being nimble, quick and highly sensitive and alert to one's surroundings. This painting seems to convey the importance of being driven by one's own intellect while also stressing the importance of taking a moment to be still every now and again in order to truly be in touch with oneself. It uses earthy, towering grains in the background to symbolize grounding oneself in this process.
GETTING TO KNOW DONALD MAIER
Donald Maier is an artist who has been painting for most of his life. He began studying at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey, in the year 1968. He won a number of awards for his work while there, including several first place prizes. From there, he went on to show his work in a variety of solo and group exhibitions all the same. He was inspired primarily by artist Winslow Holmes and began painting water colors at a young age. Since then, his style has morphed and changed into what it is today.