Kerry Maher has travelled on the Bundoora to Docklands tram route for many years observing architectural features and points of historical interest along the way. Despite the gentrification of some pockets of the commercial areas, Kerry has been attracted to the rich mix of building styles including Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
has recorded some of the buildings and general urban landscapes that have appealed to him. Some of the featured subjects are found on the streets that line route 86, others can be reached in a few minutes. Kerry’s oil paintings are the result of numerous small pen and wash sketches coupled with small oil studies. From these Kerry paints larger oil paintings in his studio. Photographs are sometimes used as an additional reference.
Kerry has a Diploma of Art from RMIT, and has been teaching oil painting at the Diamond Valley Art Society for eighteen years, and also teaches at his home studio. Some of his work is held in the City of Darebin’s Art Collection and many private collections.
View from Ruckers Hill 2015
oil on canvas on board,
Tram Stop 30, The view towards the city panorama takes in Collingwood, Fitzroy and Carlton.
Kerry MaherGertrude Street, Still Life
Oil on canvas, Tram Stop 13, Coffee, cake and Victorian buildings
Kerry MaherSmith Street, looking North
Oil on canvas on board, Tram stop 15, A quiet early morning at the corner of Gertrude Street.