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  Artist Fitz Maurice is “out there”, heart and soul  By MAGGI HENRIKSON Photos by Mary Hurlbut “It frees my soul to be out in nature. In order to do it right, you’ve got to head out,” says Fitz Maurice.  “Why wait for the mountain to come to you? Go to the mountain!” I talked…

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FITZ Maurice is “HEADING OUT” – STU NEWSPAPER

FITZ Maurice is “Heading Out” (as the cowboys say)  April 14,2015 This Laguna Beach based artist is leaving on a quest to paint live in all 59 National Parks. Passionately committed to helping promote and protect the National Parks, FITZ just purchased a 33-foot travel trailer and truck, planning to hit the road on a launch May…

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“UNITY, Lincoln Memorial National Monument,Wash.D.C.”

  This Oil Painting is the Newest National Park Painting – inspired by my trip to Washington D.C. The Monuments are apart of the National Park System and the Lincoln Memorial has always been a favorite ! Naturally, this painting celebrates the famed Cherry Blossom Season that now makes Wash.D.C. a destination point world-wide. Look…

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Clean Windows Kill Birds !

  When I was a small boy I learned to love birds from my grandmother who I lived with as a boy.  She especially loved the Red Robins who came every spring to Colorado. My grandparent’s house had a big picture window in the living room. One day a robin flew into the window because…

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Birds Have Their Eye On YOU !

  Hi Fitz, I loved your Bird story!  We have a neighborhood owl who hoots at me every evening when I take Sasha (our dog) out.  I hoot back and we carry on a dialogue! I have another story to share:  When my 80+ year old Mom lived at a retirement community in Seattle, she…

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Featured Artist in City Art Show

FITZ painting in Death Valley National Park   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                Siân Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager…

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Birds Know Where You Are !

Remarkable Story – I have been studying the birds for years now – while I am painting outside live in the Parks. Finally I painted my first bird painting of a Steller’s-Jay – prevalent in all the central and northern California National Parks. Sold that painting to the first person who saw it -he lives…

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Hiking Heals Body,Mind,Spirit !

  Feel better – Get OUTSIDE – it is a Blast to play in the fresh air and green, lush hills of California ! Our winters here are green, flowers are blooming and you can see  snow on the mountain tops in the distance. The temperatures are perfect – cool breeze and a warm sun…

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Best Time To HIKE !

    California is Green and Gorgeous Now ! The waterfalls are rushing – great sight to behold ! Thank God for the rain.  Get Out into that fresh green and breathe deeply. Now is the time to hike – the views are clear, the sunsets are epic, it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold – it’s…

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PLAY Outside – Lift Your Spirits !

  Take yourself – your family – your friends and go to the SNOW. It is super fun, cool fresh air gives you a real lift. Let your “inner -child” come out and play. The trees are looking revived and all of nature is dressed  in their Winter Wonderland best.

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