Tuesday 25 April 2017

Meet Maser, the street artist who dates Ireland's top models - just don't call him a 'modeliser'

Guaranteed Irish launches 'Hero Awards' with Artist Maser who was awarded first Guaranteed Irish Hero Award for championing contemporary Irish art both at home and abroad. Picture: Mark Stedman
Guaranteed Irish launches 'Hero Awards' with Artist Maser who was awarded first Guaranteed Irish Hero Award for championing contemporary Irish art both at home and abroad. Picture: Mark Stedman
Vogue Williams and Maser in Iceland. Picture: Instagram
Thalia Heffernan with ex-boyfriend Maser on holiday. Picture: Instagram
Thalia Heffernan has gone public on her new romance with professional dancer Ryan McShane
Thalia Heffernan takes a break from Dancing With The Stars to walk her dog Leonard on South William Street, Dublin
Thalia Heffernan and Curtis Pritchard who were eliminated. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Thalia Heffernan & Curtis Pritchard: dancing a jive to Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ , pictured during the Fourth live show of RTE’s Dancing with the stars. kobpix
Thalia Heffernan dancing with partner Curtis Pritchard, amid rumours she's dating dancer Ryan McShane, during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Thalia Heffernan dancing with Curtis Pritchard during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Picture: KOBPIX
Vogue Williams
Model Thalia Heffernan with new boyfriend Maser
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

He has dated some of Ireland’s best-known models, but artist Maser says it’s "unfair" to brand him a "modeliser".

Maser, known for his striking designs, is currently dating model and DJ Daniella Moyles.

He was previously linked with former Dancing With The Stars contestant Thalia Heffernan and also dated TV host Vogue Williams.

However, Maser said he does not like being described as a serial modeliser and described that reputation as not fair.

Thalia Heffernan with ex-boyfriend Maser on holiday. Picture: Instagram
Thalia Heffernan with ex-boyfriend Maser on holiday. Picture: Instagram

The term usually refers to men who exclusively date catwalk and photocall queens.

It was made famous when Carrie Bradshaw wrote about dating a modeliser in HBO hit series Sex and the City.

While Maser was reluctant to discuss his previous relationships, he said current girlfriend Daniella was "doing great".

The couple initially kept a very low profile, but in recent weeks have been spotted together at several events.

Over the weekend, they had dinner in trendy Mexican restaurant 777 and recently enjoyed a weekend away together in London.

Maser is currently based in London but is thinking of moving to Barcelona in the summer.

Vogue Williams and Maser in Iceland. Picture: Instagram
Vogue Williams and Maser in Iceland. Picture: Instagram

"Just loads of projects, loads of travel, Portugal, New York next week, Moscow, about 10 countries lined up this year,” he told the Diary.

"I think I might move to Barcelona for the summer, base myself there.

"So I might spend a few months working from there. I’m pretty transient at the moment."

He was speaking at the launch of the Guaranteed Irish Hero Awards where he received the first of six gongs for his contribution to contemporary Irish art, including his latest mural on The Tara Building.

"I have two guys that work for me, and one of them is friends with the guys that took over the building," he said.

"I offered to paint the wall. I’m not living here, but it’s good to get an opportunity to do a wall here."

Meanwhile, Maser’s former flame Thalia became the latest celebrity to be booted off RTE’s Dancing With The Stars on Sunday.

Thalia previously described her and Maser’s split as "bittersweet".

But she has since moved on and is now dating professional dancer Ryan McShane, who is partnered with Denise McCormack on the show.

Herald

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