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Maxine Taylor

Maxine Taylor

Artist Work

torn Arches CP paper, pastel, acrylic, watercolor
21 x 17"
October Collage
41x33 framed
Cupa Java
Watercolor paper collage
Autumn Dervish
acrylic, sumi ink, fabric, sand, seed pods, including found materials on canvas
Negative Space
Torn130# cp Arches paper, watercolor, acrylic
50" x 50"

Artist Information

Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

A native of California, I moved to Maryland more than 40 years ago, at which time I began to paint seriously, first in watercolor and subsequently acrylic and mixed media. Active in the DC art scene as a member of Studio Gallery from 1991-1997, I am now a resident in Baltimore, Maryland, where I moved in 1997 when I purchased an old stable to rehab into a live-in studio. I was represented by Montage Gallery from 2003-2010 with annual one person shows. I have been in major (local) juried shows in the last two years in addition to exhibiting in select opportunities. My work has been abstract since 1994 and I work on both paper and canvas. My paper work, unframed, ranges from 11" x 15" - 34" x 44" mixed media and acrylics on Arches paper. My canvases range from 36" x 36" up to 44" x 52" although I do have larger work. I find working with acrylic, powdered pigment, sumi ink, pastel and watercolor on canvas or paper will allow my expression it's full range and have been using this process for the last 10 years. Recently I have been experimenting with adding found materials to my canvases. I am always influenced by life around me and focus on channeling it into my paintings. I have work in private collections in California, Florida, New York, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, including 18 paintings in the George Meany Center for Labor Studies formerly in Silver Spring, MD I continue to exhibit in both California and Maryland.

Artist Bio

Selected Solo Shows:
2014 Creative Alliance, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, "Life to the MAX-Maxine Taylor Exhibition, Baltimore MD
2013 Hamilton Gallery, "Faces of Baltimore", Baltimore, MD
2012 Kish Lobby Gallery. Slayton House, “Contemporary Movements”, Columbia, MD
2015-1997 City of Baltimore Annual Open Studio Tour, Baltimore, MD

Selected Juried and Invitational Group Exhibitions:
2014 Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch, Juried, Galerie Myrtis, Charles St. Baltimore MD
2013 2nd Biennial MD Regional Juried Art Exhibition, University of MD University College, Adelphia, MD
2013 Gallery 788: Sondheim Award Nominees Show, Baltimore, MD