Maurice Hall HaycockCanada's Arctic Artist
Maurice Hall Haycock

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Maurice Haycock's exhibitions
Maurice Haycock's work will be featured in Arctic Quest exhibitions. To read about Arctic Quest, click here
Varley Art Gallery
May 21 to October 21, 2006
216 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario L3R 2H1
Featuring Arctic work by The Group of Seven, Doris McCarthy, Maurice Haycock, and contemporary artists including Arctic Quest artists Val Russell and Paul Gauthier
Varley Art Gallery
Win Henstock Gallery
Opening Reception September 9, 2006, 1 pm
September 9 to September 22, 2006
334 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J6
Arctic Quest Group exhibition featuring historical artwork from A.Y. Jackson, Maurice Haycock, Doris McCarthy, and contemporary artwork from the recent voyage to the High Arctic
Win Henstock Gallery
Gallery on the Grand
Opening Reception November 8, 2006, 5 - 8:30 pm
November 8 to 23, 2006
220 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N26 2Y7
Arctic Quest Exhibition, historical 2-D artwork, Inuit Sculpture, DVD for viewing, and work by Maurice Haycock
Gallery on the Grand
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Maurice Haycock's past exhibitions

Painting by Maurice Hall HaycockHaycock held over 20 solo exhibitions across Canada and in the U.S.A., as well as participated in innumerable others.

He is represented in industrial and mining company, government and university collections, in private and public, and embassy collections in Canada and abroad.

Haycock's early work was accepted into Ontario Association of Watercolourist Exhibitions in Toronto 1939 - 1944. He held annual solo exhibitions in Ottawa in the 1940’s and 1950’s which resulted in favourable reviews and popular sales. By the 1960's he exhibited less frequently in formal shows, preferring the impromptu showings during sketching trips.

He still entered some major solo and group shows, but sold most paintings privately. One of his last major exhibitions was at Whitehorse, Yukon in 1984.

From the catalogue:
“Haycock unabashedly admits that his style is reminiscent of the Group of Seven, but it has also evolved from his own unique personality characteristics. Haycock is honest, self confident and almost brash in the way that he approaches painting. He uses a comparatively large paint brush and lays the paint on in splashes of color placed beside one another to achieve a gorgeous subtle mix of hues not unlike the mix of color found in nature. Often the paint strokes do not cover the plywood which serves as a canvas for him. It is interesting to note that much of this raw plywood shows through in his depiction of old cabins and buildings.

Haycock uses actual wood to help create a representation of wooden building! He is not worried about following the traditions of paint covering support. Haycock also has an unusual palette: the “type” of color he employs is usually quite limited. His colors are of similar intensity - “muted” is a good word to describe them. They are well mixed with the occasional subtle use of light color to highlight. Perhaps the muted colors are a reflection of his subject or mood because there are times when Haycock has thrown his palette aside and reached for his tubes to produce a more brilliant and saturated type of color to suit fall landscapes. Colors common to all his paintings are the complementary yellow-oranges and purples. Dull browns and greens are also repeated. However, Haycock’s paintings never cease to please the eye. His works are masterpieces of harmonious color and his technique displays a confidence and familiarity with subject. His subjects are a part of our life and heritage, and his paintings will prove to be, now and in the future.”

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