Maxine went to Great Yarmouth Art College at 17 years of age but at eighteen she had a car accident and suffered a head injury, which changed her direction and focus on life.
She worked with disabled adults in Occupational Therapy for many years, until motherhood lead her to work with preschool children with special needs.
Maxine went on to become Team Leader of a group for preschool children with learning difficulties. Part of her role at the group was to encourage confidence in the families and children; to praise what they “can do”.
This transfer’s to her tutoring and belief that we can “all paint” and it is just discovering what subject and material we enjoy painting with.
She continued to be creative and in 2003 studied Interior Design; this gave her the confidence to return to college and complete my BA Fine Art Degree.
Maxine lives in the beautiful village of Wolferton on the Sandringham Estate and the surrounding Norfolk countryside inspires her work. She uses oil and acrylic paints to produce texture and colour on canvas.
She tutors part time with a local stroke group using her knowledge and experience to give them the confidence to paint.
She also does demonstrations for local art groups.