Maxine Wade is a qualified Art teacher (B.Ed Arts), having taught Art in schools for 27 years, and for the past 7 years has taught adults in Melbourne art societies over a range of practices including watercolour painting, pen and ink wash, life drawing, general drawing and mixed media. She is also in demand to demonstrate and teach workshops throughout the art society network, and facilitates workshops at her studio in her country home near Castlemaine, Victoria.
Maxine has been painting in watercolour since 1985 and has won numerous awards for her work and held many solo and group exhibitions in that time. Her work is held in various private and public collections both here and overseas. She has been a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists for 13 years, serving several years as a councillor then as Professional Development Officer. She is also a long time member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria, also serving as a committee member. She has won several awards through the Australian Artist magazine, and has therefore written articles for that publication.
Maxine regards watercolour as her principal medium, but also practices related media such as inks. The fluid nature of watercolour and all itsinherent qualities surprises and continues to fascinate her, and provides her with the challenges that inspire her work.
Pictured here are examples of Maxine’s work and you may see more on her website maxinewade.com.