Suburbia Captured In this City’s Side

The houses, hills, parks, people, cars, roads, our coastline and our sea have all been captured on canvas by Newcastle-based artist, Paul Maher.

Maher has been translating suburbia into figurative and landscape paintings for over 30 years showing many familiar Newcastle scenes in his unique and often playful painting and drawing style.

Maher can be found most nights in his home studio, canvas on the ground and a long-handled paint brush in hand, making wide painterly gestures across the canvas, painting in the water or making delicate marks that will eventually turn into houses on a hill. His palette is generally made up of muted shades of orange, green, dusty browns and blues. Sometimes there is a vibrant ultramarine blue or canary yellow and he will cleverly leave some bare canvas to add another colour change.

Read more in Edition 76 of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.