Residing in Carmel Valley, California for the past eighteen years, Maurice Harvey can look
back on a varied and rewarding career in the arts. Born in England and educated
from the Southend College of Art, Essex in England, he started his chosen profession
being employed in London, as an illustrator, working on many national accounts
for various advertising agencies.
to Canada, he continued in his commercial art, quickly gaining the reputation
of a professional artist and enjoying the recognition of his peers, when he received
the New York Art Directors Award. While in Canada, Harvey was commissioned to
do a collection of paintings for the Canadian Centennial. These paintings were
then presented to the Parliament Buildings of all the Provinces.
he moved to California he was hired by the Motion Picture Industry as a background
artist. Among many of the animated series in which he participated was the popular
series "Star Trek" which received coveted Emmy Award.
Harvey's art finally found its way into fine art galleries where it was soon acclaimed
for its diverse subject matter and attention to detail. Maurice
Harvey's work has received worldwide recognition for it's timeless detail and
brilliant artistry. His depiction of American and English landscapes and architectural
scenes are exciting in their contrasts and their beauty. Harvey's landscapes are
not sentimental. They are an expression of the artist's deep feelings, that in
nature, man can find wonder and grace.
In Carmel, Maurice paints the beautiful
surrounding countryside for which the region is so well know. He searches out
old buildings, ranches, and rapidly disappearing barns. Harvey says, "This is
perhaps a final tribute when nobody seems to care and it's about to be scraped
off and gone forever, but I've captured it on canvas and made it look beautiful
even in it's final days.
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