This September The Laboratory Art Studio is delighted to be exhibiting the beautiful watercolour and Gel pen drawings by the very talented Maxine Newell.
Maxine's drawings display a sense of movement that delicately captures the essence of the people she is observing - whether they are carrying out everyday roles or spending quality time as a family.
We asked Maxine to write a few words to tell us about her work.
|By The Pool Side, Watercolour and Gel ink on paper £45|
|A beautiful collection of watercolour paintings by Maxine Newell|
|Art work currently on show at The Wat Tyler Cafe|
Maxine Newell (BA (Hons) Fine Art
My life experiences filter into my work, I don’t paint about something I paint the moment. For me time and the simple things in life are the most special. Losing my mum recently to cancer made me realise how important these moments are. I observe and draw discretely from life, capturing the immediacy of the passing moment. I am intrigued by relationships, body language, the colour of cloths and movement. I use pen and watercolour, each drawing completed immediately as I am restricted by the moment passing so quickly. This I do by looking at the person not the paper, blind drawings using simple fluid delicate marks. Each illustrative drawing provides a memory of the moment, just as a meaningful photograph would. I find the process exciting as I never know what I have drawn until I look down at the paper. I asked my 9 year old son what I should call the series of drawings he quoted “Summer of Life” what could be more appropriate!
You can view Maxine's artwork at The Wat Tyler Cafe Monday - Sunday 10am to 5pm
For more information please email Lisa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org