Monday, March 16, 2009

Wonderful Still Life, Catherine Maize

Only recently, have I been introduced to the still life painter, Catherine Maize. Represented by the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco and the William Baczek Gallery in Northampton, MA, Maize creates miniature compositions—typically 5x7 inches—which draw the viewer into a muted world of form created by simple brushstrokes. The studies of light and shadow are reminiscent of Giorgio Morandi [1890-1964], but on a much smaller scale. Maize one-ups Morandi with the intimacy of detail. The beautifully painted works of art should be experienced. Viewing them on the Internet really doesn't do them justice.

The above image: Untitled, oil on board, 5x7", 2006


  1. Hi Chuck,
    I noticed you are a new follower on my blog, and wanted to stop by and say hi. I am so impressed with your profile, and your pieces...they are just amazing!

    My Degree is in Applied Design, but secretly always wanted to study Fine Arts. I'm adding you to my blog list if that's ok :)

    Nice to meet you :)

  2. Morandi is one of my favourite painters, I even visited his studio in Bologna, so monastic, so sparse...really a lot of him was on his rarefied, supremely beautiful paintings.
    Maize is using more saturated colours and her style is quite elegant

  3. I love her work....saw her at Paul Thiebaud Gallery....great!!