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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Gee Whiz
Giclee Print

$ 176
Wuz Zup?
Giclee Print

$ 176
Lumpy
Giclee Print

$ 176
Play Ball!
Giclee Print

$ 176
Happy Ears
Giclee Print

$ 176
Jazz Snob
Giclee Print

$ 176
No Way
Giclee Print

$ 176
No Begging
Giclee Print

$ 176
Chatter
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,350
Bix
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,350
Bix
Giclee Print

$ 450
Kalamazoo
Giclee Print

$ 450
Equation
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Penzance
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Flag
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Flag
Giclée Print

$ 450
Quiz
Giclée Print

$ 450
Quiz
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Penzance
Giclée Print

$ 450
Saffron
Giclée Print

$ 450
Cadeau
Giclée Print

$ 450
Equation
Giclée Print

$ 450
Meadow
Giclee Print

$ 450
Jubilee
Giclee Print

$ 450
Bustle
Giclee Print

$ 450
Bustle
Giclee Print

$ 450
Telstar
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,350
Strand
Giclée Print

$ 450
Pow Wow
Giclee Print

$ 450
Telstar
Giclée Print

$ 450
Roger That
Giclee Print

$ 450
Etiquette
Giclee Print

$ 450
Roundabout
Giclee Print

$ 450
Gray Day
Giclee Print

$ 450
Vim
Giclee Print

$ 450
Reflex
Giclee Print

$ 450
Vim
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Happenstance
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Reflex
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Corduroy
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Wanderlust
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Hubbub
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,750
Hubbub
Giclée Print

$ 450
Wanderlust
Giclée Print

$ 450
Java Jive
Giclee Print

$ 176
Boy Wonder
Giclee Print

$ 176
Boo!
Giclee Print

$ 175
Glo-Skull
Giclee Print

$ 176
Robo Loco
Giclee Print

$ 176
Relax
Giclee Print

$ 176
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Illustrating Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT, The Housatonic Museum, 2008
Everything But the Kitschen Sync, Los Angeles CA, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 2009
Archetypical High Jinks, Burlington, VT, ArtPath Gallery, 2007
Finetoons-The Art of Vermont Cartoonists, Stowe, VT, Helen Day Art Center, 2006
Unencumbered by Critical Thought-The Works of Hal Mayforth, Montpelier, VT, The Lazy Pear Gallery, 2006
Illustrating the Sea , Mystic,CT, Mystic Seaport Museum, 2004
Silver Medal-50th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, Society of Illustrators, 2009
Silver Medal-50th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, Society of Illustrators, 2008