Before starting to teach in 1970, Maurice worked for 15 years as an Artist/Designer/Art Director. He has now retired after teaching for 30 years: 20 years as Head of Visual Arts at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate in Scarborough, ON. He is an elected member and served on the board of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) and the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).
Maurice’s love of the outdoors and his concerns for the environment are manifested in his watercolour landscapes. He has travelled extensively and painted coast to coast to coast across Canada, including the Yukon and the Nunavut Arctic, the Northwest Territories, Newfoundland Greenland, Alaska, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Scotland, Mexico, New England and New Mexico in the USA.
He has juried, demonstrated and taught for many groups including the Scarborough Art Guild, the Toronto Watercolour Society, The Pineridge Arts Council, Banbury Watercolour Workshops, the Markham Group of Artists, the Willowdale Group of Artists, the Humber Valley Art Club, the Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Arts and Letters Club and the Haliburton School of the Arts. Maurice designed sets for the North Toronto Players, Gilbert & Sullivan opera for 15 seasons.
Maurice’s commissioned portraits and watercolours hang in public and private collections in Canada, France, Scotland, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and the United States.