Maynard Waters was born in Sydney in 1936. During his travels he met many different characters and his mind stored up pictures of the various facets of Australian life, which later appeared in his paintings of country towns and vignettes of city life.
His first solo exhibition was at the Nundah Gallery, Canberra in 1962 and he has since exhibited around Australia and in London and Los Angeles. His work has also featured in several books and is represented in many private and institutional collections.
Maynard has also undertaken some major commissions including a 12 metre x 1.2 metre mural painted for the Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads in 1995.