Striations through glass bisect and overlap his compositions. Water ripples in taffeta vines beneath a rowboat.
"A lot of these windows had very high-end or edgy mannequins," Maize said in a telephone interview from his
Maize is one of 97 artists chosen for the "Members Only" exhibition by the
A career architect and home builder, Maize retired in 1988 and devoted himself full-time to watercolor. Self-taught, he also works as a docent at the
He likes "the muted colors and the blending of color you can do," he said. "And it's a little more spontaneous. You have to get it right the first time."
This marks "at least" the second time he has juried into the annual show. He began his artistic career as an award-winning photographer in
"As I finished up with the photography, I used the photographs for the paintings," he explained. His reflection series embodies both realism and surrealism. He plans to show his work in the New Mexico Arts & Crafts fair in June.
"This is what I've wanted to do all of my life," he said. "Subsistence got in the way."
He's still working from his
"We're going to
If you go
WHAT: "Members Only" exhibition by the
WHEN: Opening reception
Open Thursdays through Sundays
HOW MUCH: Free. Call
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