" Historically speaking, the most remarkable of all John Maher’s themes is that of Icarus. We are told that the Icarus theme first emerged in 1989, when as John said ‘every time I put a brush to canvas, the winged figure appeared, almost involuntarily’. This is an extraordinary example of a case in which an artist’s power of intuition confer on him insight into what is about to happen".
Conor Cruise O’Brien
PALAIS DE CONGRES, EVIAN WITH DR.CONOR AND MAIRE CRUISE O BRIEN
THE ARTIST WITH SEAN SCULLY IN DUBLIN
PRESENTATION OF A BOOK OF MAHER'S DRAWINGS TO MS LILIAN CARTER
OPENING THE HALLWARD EXHIBITION DUBLIN'S LORD MAYOR MARY FREEHILL