Maxine has many years experience as a practicing artist. Her eclectic paintings, each with their own story, are a happy fusion of reality and imagination. Her inspiration comes from nature; the places she visits in NZ and overseas; from experiences that touch her and also from being unafraid to work purely intuitively expressing inner worlds. As a result of 14 years creating and selling at The Christchurch Arts Centre, her art lives around the globe. Alongside her arts practice Maxine teaches art, encouraging people to express themselves creatively. Currently she works from her home studio, exhibiting both locally and nationally.