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Hal Mayforth

"Keep the humorless guessing." -- Peter Chase"

To be honest, there is not a lot of philosophical hokum behind these paintings. They all started out as drawings in the artist's sketchbooks, in which he has been drawing in earnest since 1973. At present he has completed enough of them to fill the trunk of a luxury automobile and is working on filling a small U-Haul. Mayforth makes a concerted effort to draw every day and never knows where it will take him.

His prints are from paintings that are acrylic on wood panel. Some of them are finished with a crackle varnish and some aren't.

Mayforth considers himself lucky to have graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in fine art because he was playing rock and roll in bars throughout his college career. After moving to Boston in 1975, he decided to pursue a career in illustration and has been working as a freelance humorous illustrator for the past thirty years. Throughout his career he has balanced commercial work with personal work.

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Buck Up, Buttercup
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No Credit? No Problem.
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Abstract Plant Forms 14
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Abstract Plant Forms 15
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Abstract Plant Forms 9
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Abstract Plant Forms 16
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Abstract Plant Forms 10
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Abstract Plant Forms 17
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Abstract Plant Forms 12
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Abstract Grass Forms 13
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Leaf Forms 2
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Abstract Plant Forms 13
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Abstract Grass Forms 14
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I Did Not See That Coming
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Abstract Grass Forms 10
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Abstract Leaf Forms 1
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Pine Needles 3
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Abstract Grass Forms 11
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Grid Plantform 2
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Please Wash Your Hands III
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Abstract Plant Forms 8
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Leaf Forms 1
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Too Perky for the Occasion
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Pine Needles 2
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Abstract Grass Forms 8
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Abstract Grass Forms 6
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Pine Needles 1
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Now is Not a Good Time
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Just as I Suspected
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Abstract Grass Forms 4
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Please Wash Your Hands II
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Seed Mandala II
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Abstract Plantforms 5
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Abstract Grass Forms 5
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Abstract Plantforms 4
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Abstract Plantforms 3
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Lumpy
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You Go Girl
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Are We There Yeti?
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It's Just Common Sense
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Relax, Bucko
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I Will Not Be Ignored
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Wuz Zup?
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Gee Whiz
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I Am Not a Doorstop
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Play Ball!
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Happy Ears
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Good Good Cat
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Rough Bunny
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The Trouble with Bunny
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Don't Be a Knucklehead
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Jazz Snob
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Practice Smiling
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It's All Good
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Crazy Like a Fox
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You Are Wrong
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Shrug It Off!
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As Your Tooth
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Don't Mess With Mr. Sun
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Go Get 'Em, Tiger!
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Where's the Bacon?
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No Way
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Power Through It
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I Worship You
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When You Bark Upon a Star
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What's Not to Like?
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No Begging
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Good Morning!
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Enjoy Yourself
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Chatter
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Bix
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Bix
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Kalamazoo
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Chatter
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Penzance
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Quiz
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Penzance
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Cadeau
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Flag
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Flag
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Equation
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Equation
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Quiz
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Saffron
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Meadow
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Jubilee
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Bustle
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Bustle
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Let's Get Some Fresh Air!
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Get Off Your Ass
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Telstar
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Strand
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Telstar
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Pow Wow
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Coffee First, Then Walk
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Etiquette
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Gray Day
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Pomp and Circumstance
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Magic Fingers
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Roundabout
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Roger That
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Throttle Down
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Peas in a Pod
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Reflex
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Vim
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Happenstance
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Reflex
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Vim
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Happenstance
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Wanderlust
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Corduroy
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Hubbub
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Wanderlust
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Hubbub
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Persistence Means Luck
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Java Jive
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Stay Curious
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Knuckle Down
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Math Makes My Head Explode
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I Bark, Therefore I Am
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Bad at Math Man
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Let's Play!
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Boy Wonder
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Boo!
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Glo-Skull
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That Spider Is Your Friend
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Dare to Be Playful
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Robo Loco
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Relax
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Save Your Money
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Card Sharks
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Into the Wild Blue Yonder
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Take a Little Walk with Me
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Let's Dig a Hole!!
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Bad Posture Boogaloo
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Checker-Dot Time Continuum
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Cool Your Jets!
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Betwixt and Between
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Shake a Leg
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Shark Bite Cafe
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Stay Enlightened
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Don't Get Me Started
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Floss Each Day
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Lay Off the Fries
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Have a Cup o' Joe
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Pregame Cones are Bad Luck
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Tidy Whitey King
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Billable Hours Be Damned!
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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Illustrating Connecticut, The Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT, 2008
Everything But the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 2009
Archetypical High Jinks, ArtPath Gallery, Burlington, VT, 2007
Finetoons-The Art of Vermont Cartoonists, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 2006
Unencumbered by Critical Thought-The Works of Hal Mayforth, The Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, VT, 2006
Illustrating the Sea , Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic,CT, 2004
Silver Medal-50th Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 2009
Silver Medal-50th Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 2008