ABOUT ME

Wife to a fellow creative, 

Mother to the sweetest baby boy, 

An art educator by day, 

A painter by night. 

She is currently based in Seattle, WA. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

" I paint with eyes that once were blind, but now can see – I see light that makes beautiful the darkness, interwoven in every corner, moment and story."

Maxi's work gravitates toward thought-provoking compositions of contemporary scenes, inviting viewers to insert their own personal and social commentary of our times. 

As a painter, she is passionate about preserving authentic marks of the human hand, reflecting the creative nature of the Imago Dei.  Painting is her way to remember, process, reconstruct notable moments and memories.  A piece may be unfinished today, yet in each moment it sits complete, exactly where it needs to be.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My role as an art educator is to inspire and draw out the unique voice within each individual. I seek to provide relevant  resources, knowledge, and relational support to develop each person's artistic expression. 

More than ever, the Arts enables us to stay critically and emotionally engaged in today’s fast-paced, digital age. A quality art education has the potential to impart timeless and enduring life lessons, such as the ability to celebrate multiple perspectives, encourage experimentation and perseverance, make meaningful interdisciplinary connections, and bring about powerful social change. 

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