Russell Maier has worked with
traditional and digital art for over a decade. He has taught web and
graphic design in the Middle East and Central America. His art
combines his academic background in philosophy, his extensive
experience in graphic design, and his passion for new methods of
creation and expression.
Maier's paintings have been
displayed throughout Northern B.C. and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa .
Russell creates full time from his mountain studio in Smithers, B.C
Recently In the Press
- Maier wins Entrepreneurship Award for his Art
- Touched by Fire
by Larrissa Ardis
- Northward Magazine
PDF of article (colour print)
Larissa Ardis, Northword Magazine
- "Painting with Fire", Published in the Tico Times, San Jose, Costa Rica, February 6th
"The true value of an artist's
work is not in the labour, but in the perspective put forth"
""Being an artist
is about having fun. When you have fun, you make great
things. Great art doesn't have to be fancy pictures
with lots of details. In fact, the best art often isn't
fancy, and doesn't have lot of details. Good art shares a new
way at looking at things. Being an artist is all about
sharing. The art that you make helps people see the world in
new and exciting ways."
Russell has always been an artist. However, it wasn't until
he was working in the depths of the Costa Rican rain forest that he
realized that it was OK just to make art. A beautiful
tropical bird sang to him, and he realized that he could sing too-- but
with colours and ideas. He has been singing ever
since. In the last year his work has shown in New York and
Vancouver, and half a dozen shows in galleries across BC.
Fire Painting Philosophy >
Site design, logo, paintings, text, images and art, copyright Russell Maier © 2004, 2005, 2006
In keeping with the fire painting philosophy all the art on this site is released to the world freely.