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Maxine Shore
East Windsor, NJ

Artwork Details
oil on canvas
24” x 36”

Maxine Shore was born in New York, NY and was educated at Chatham College, Middlebury College, and Parsons School of Design. She has also received training at the Art Students' League, the School of Visual Arts and the National Academy in New York. She is a member of the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ where her work is displayed year-round. She is also a member of the New York Society of Women Artists and Artsbridge.

After teaching art and French for twenty-five years she is now a full-time painter. She has exhibited her work in many group and solo shows in New Jersey and New York. Her paintings, which have won a number of awards, can be found in many personal and institutional collections around the country.

She currently resides in East Windsor, New Jersey.

"I am a colorist and a luminist," Shore writes. "Using color and light, I hope to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Holding onto the memory of a special place, in a particular time, is why I paint. Painting a familiar scene resonates with me as it brings to mind wonderful memories. I am inspired to paint scenes familiar and unfamiliar because I'm dazzled by their color and light as well as the unique feelings I have from being surrounded by unexpected beauty.

"Even when a painting is representational there exists an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome. So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the minutiae of daily life. My purpose in painting is to freeze those fleeting scenes and to invite you to share them with me."


Maxine Shore's work is currently featured in the "Enchantment" exhibit at Artists' Gallery in Lamberville, running September 8, 2016 until October 2, 2016.