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Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration
Faerie Tale

Two graphite drawings I created for a special edition of Raymond E. Feist's Faerie Tale will be part of the "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" exhibition at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. May 20 - September 5, 2022.

Other works I've created for books by Feist and other popular authors can be found here.

Prints available in the Studio Shop

The Maitz & Wurts Studio Shop now has over 100 of my works available as high-quality giclée prints in a variety of sizes. For a limited time, the purchase of ANY print from my "Sea Rover Art" collection will come with a free deck of Pirate Carrds, a traditional 52-card deck depicting salty dogs and waggish wenches.

Pirate Carrds

(while supplies last, prints might arrive after Christmas)

Zappy Holidays!

Here is my annual twisted Holiday Card that I send out to friends, family, and business (Janny came up with the title).

Zappy Holidays

You can purchase a signed print of the cover art in our Studio Shop and receive a free copy of the folded greeting card itself. We ship from FL, so please plan ahead for timely First Class delivery.

Blackbeard's Flotilla

I'm pleased to announce that Blackbeard's Flotilla has been accepted for the 2021 American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) North Regional Exhibition. It can be viewed at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI from October 9 to November 28, 2021.

Blackbeard's Flotilla

After blockading Charleston Harbor in 1718, Blackbeard's four ship flotilla sailed northward towards Ockracoke Inlet, NC where he met his demise. This view from Bald Head Island has the flotilla passing by offshore.

Could Be Duma Key
Could Be Duma Key

"Could Be Duma Key" is a recent "plein air" work painted on location at a local beach. I went as far as I could in the time available then snapped a few reference photos to complete the scene in my studio.

Enchanted Brush Exhibition

The Enchanted Brush - Creatures Most Curious exhibition continues at Lea Gallery, University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio through August 6.

You can see "Potions, Trinkets, Lucky Charms" surrounded by similarly-themed works in this introductory video.

Potions, Trinkets, Lucky Charms
Potions, Trinkets, Lucky Charms

"Potions, Trinkets, Lucky Charms" is a part of the Enchanted Brush - Creatures Most Curious exhibition, hosted by Lea Gallery at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. It can be seen from May 17 - August 6, 2021.

Blackbeard's Delight
Blackbeard's Delight

Blackbeard's Delight was juried into the ARC 15th Salon Competition as a Semi-Finalist in the Imaginative Realism category. This is the ninth consecutive year art by Maitz has been included in the international competition. This year nearly 5,000 works were entered.

A reproduction of Blackbeard's Delight appears in the June 2021 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine as part of the ARC Salon Finalists and Semi-Finalists feature.

Dockside Vigil
Dockside Vigil

Dockside Vigil was begun before pandemic closings at the 2020 American Society of Marine Artist's Conference (at Jamestown Museum in Virginia). While painting the period ship replica, I imagined a Drake era crewman as a security guard looking down at me. It was too cold and windy to finish on site, so photos were taken to support the figure I added later in the studio. (photo credit: H. Bird)

IX 2020 Online

Many of my latest works and other items are listed for sale in my online booth at IX 2020 Online. This online booth contains many of the works I painted for PS Publishing's three volume, 40 year anniversary, special edition, release of Stephen King's THE STAND, which is so horrifically apt considering current events.

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