Maxine Wade has always had an interest in creativity and trained as an Art teacher at Melbourne University, going on to teach in a variety of secondary colleges for 27 years. After operating a picture framing business for five years, she now tutors adults in watercolour, drawing, life drawing and mixed media at many art societies in Melbourne.
She has been a member of Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) for 18 years (2 of those serving as a councillor, as Professional Development Officer), a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria for 15 years & the Victorian Artists Society. Maxine has won many awards for her work, most recently Commended at the Watercolour Society of Australia (Kenneth Jack Memorial Award Exhibition 2010) and Best Watercolour at the 2009 Castlemaine Art Show, with her work being held in both public & private collections.
She has held many solo and joint exhibitions over 35 years and is currently tutoring at Brighton Art Society (mixed media), Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group (watercolour), McClelland Guild of Artists (life drawing), Malvern Artists’ Society (watercolour), VAS (watercolour) & was Artist in Residence at Camberwell Grammar School. She has written several articles on her work for the Australian Artist magazine & has judged many art shows. In 2016, she was invited to be a Guest Demonstrator at Camberwell Rotary Art Show.
Maxine operates her own painting tours (paintED.Tours), travelling with her students to both Italy and France over the last ten years.
To view more artworks visit her the website.
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