I’ve never really fit in with my own generation. My figurative oil paintings embrace the aesthetic appeal of glamorous, vintage expression while sometimes incorporating macabre or mysterious undertones. By portraying my subjects in vibrant, expressive colors, they stir emotions and encourage a certain mystique and individual presence to be felt by each piece. My paintings often introduce unknown figures and stories to newer generations, and explore shared interests with past generations.
Maxine is a self-taught, figurative painter. Her creations often explore bygone eras, the surreal and the macabre. She has created and sold a variety of custom artwork online, and locally, for over ten years. Now, she has focused her creative efforts on oil painting and local exhibits. Maxine has exhibited her art in numerous spaces throughout St. Louis, Missouri, including The Angad Arts Hotel, 31art gallery, Art St. Louis, The Last Hotel, Green Door Art Gallery, Le Nu Figurative Art Salon, Soulard Art Gallery, The Jacoby Arts Center, Stone Soup Galleries, Artisans in the LOOP, The Koken Art Factory, Heartland Art Club Gallery, Gracie’s Shop at Laumeier Sculpture Park and the Let Them Eat Art Festival. She has provided a variety of artistic services to individuals and businesses in the St. Louis area, and worked with clients across the U.S. and beyond.