John Maskey’s work is the result of a lifelong love affair with the timeless quality of the Southwest and Old Mexico. Growing up in deep South Texas instilled in him an intimate connection to the land, the people, the culture and the architecture. “The unique character of this vibrant region is rooted in a colorful history filled with flavor and romance. "I try to capture with the bold use of light and color those special moments in time that are a continuing renewal of the creative spirit.”
John received his first training at the Hunter School of Art in San Antonio and subsequently with many nationally prominent artists including Howard Terpning and Roy Andersen. Maskey’s work has been honored in many prestigious exhibits including the Museum of Western Art, the McAllen International Museum, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Brownsville Art Museum, The Museum of the Southwest, and the Expo San Antonio Exhibit at The Museum of Mexico City. He has been the subject of feature articles in major publications including Southwest Art, Art Voices, American Artist and Texas Magazine.
Nancy Moyer, Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Texas Pan American, has described John’s art as having “clarity of both vision and skill, orchestrating impressive color knowledge and use of light to infuse a living quality into each composition. Detailed and subtle variations achieve notable effects in the fine aging of old structures.”
John has been honored with numerous awards and his work is included in many prominent private and corporate collections, as well as in the permanent collections of The Museum of Western Art and the Brownsville Museum of Art.
His wife, Edith, is also an artist and they maintain their studio in the beautiful Hill Country near Comfort, Texas.
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