In the Burren Notebook series wide brush strokes evoke dry stone walls, which dominate the landscape. Daubs of greys and blacks show limestone, for the which the Burren is renown, and run with gulleys carved by wind and rain. Blue sky is reduced to a slither. A blaze of yellow gorse flares in the distance. Meanwhile, the liquid and expressionist lines of Maurice come together to form a sculptural intensity amidst the changing light of the Burren.
Maurice has been a recipient of many awards including: Limerick City Vocational Educational Scholarships (VEC) awards, the Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship, a number of Arts Council awards, Culture Ireland awards, Limerick City and County Council awards and bursaries. He has represented Ireland in exhibition in many countries, both in one person and group at home and internationally. His works are held in public and private collections in thirty-four countries.
“We exist as memories, ethereal, multipartite, incomplete particles, constantly in a transitional longing to become whole again.” Maurice Quillinan