Maxine Hart was born on the Wirral and moved to Cornwall in the Autumn of 2008 and now lives near the inspirational Helford River with her family and cocker spaniel. Following an early interest in Art, Maxine continued her foundation studies at Chester Art college and then a BA Honours degree at the University of Central England, Birmingham in 1992, specialising in Painting. Following her degree she worked as a mural artist; artsit in residence in various Cheshire schools; gallery officer at Woodford lodge professional centre whilst continuing with various art commisssions. She has private collections in Europe and America. Maxine is inspired by her surrounding landscapes and seascapes; enjoying all the ever changing colours of the seasons viewed from her long walks with her dog, kayaking, paddleboarding or rowing on the Helford. The rugged scenes of trees struggling against the extreme weather and incredible light changing the colours dominate her memory. Photographs are taken and sketchbooks filled and compositions are fixed into the memory and transcribed onto canvas....making the work take on its own form and directed by the painting process once back in the studio.