Charles Maher

Charles Maher

Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

About Charles Maher

Biography
Born 1946 and raised in Birmingham Charles spent most of his working life as an Engineer in the automotive and aerospace industries. Having always an interest in art, it was not until 2000 that he took up painting, completing a Diploma in Art and Design at UCE Bourneville Birmingham in 2004 (now Birmingham City University www.bcu.ac.uk/ specializing in Fine Art Printmaking. Whilst in Birmingham he regularly exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the Water Orton, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield art societies.
Since moving to Weymouth in 2005 Charles, who paints in oils, acrylics and mixed media, has focused his work on Dorset’s Jurassic coastline and is a member of: Weymouth Art Group, Bridport Art Society & Artwey CIC (a group of artists who combine to organize exhibitions and promote the arts around the South Dorset area). Charles is still studying art and currently in his final year of a BA (Hons) Painting degree with the Open College of Arts. www.oca.ac.uk/
Charles is very much influenced by the artistic visual language of landscape; in the form of late Romanticism, Impressionism & post-Impressionism and the Neo-Romantics; “I find myself particularly drawn to the mysterious quality of seclusion and secret places while striving to evoke a sense of ‘time and place”. Charles T Maher 2017.

Education

Education
1981 C.G.L.I. Full Technological Certificate Production Engineering
1982 T. Eng. CEI Engineers Registration Board
1982 Associate Member Institute of Production Engineers
2001City & Guilds 7261 Information Technology
2004 BTEC Diploma in Foundation studies Art & Design UCE Bourneville
2008- Undergraduate, Open College of Arts - Fine Art Painting degree

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
Nov 2009 “Fleeting Moments…from the Jurassic Coast” Highcliffe Castle near Christchurch Dorset.
May-Aug 2016 Boston Tea Party Cafe Kingsmead Square Bath
June 2016 Cafe Oasis Overcombe Corner Weymouth Artwey
Aug –Oct 2017 Landscape & Seclusion White Stones Cafe/Gallery Easton Portland Dorset

Other Exhibitions
2007, 2008 &2011 Dorset Arts & Crafts Bovington Dorset
2008 Joint exhibition with Avril Larsson at: ‘The Mulberry Gallery’ Weymouth Library
2009 Portland Arts Centre
2009 - 2016 Bridport Art Society Annual Exhibition Bridport Arts Centre
2012, 2014, 2016 Dorset Art Weeks (as a member of Artwey)
2014, 2016 Dorset Art Weeks Artwey Weymouth Old Town Hall group
2016 Dorset Visual Arts Allsop Gallery Bridport
2016 Dorset Visual Arts Durlston Castle Swanage with
2015-2016 Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy
2014, 2015, 2016 Rembrandt Hotel Dorchester Road Weymouth
2015, 2016 Riviera Hotel Bowleaze Cove Weymouth
2017 May/June Artwey Open For Art Old Town Hall Weymouth