Maxine Farmer is an emerging sculptor whose speciality is capturing energy and emotion as permanent 3D memories. Those ephemeral moments: a shrug of a shoulder, a twist of a neck, poised for flight…all these tell us more about each other than words ever can. Maxine delights in creating art that produces a connection or reaction, whether joy, calm, evoking a precious memory, love, inspiration, wonder, contemplation, and so on. Most of Maxine's works are sculpted in clay, plaster or mixed-media, then cast in the UK into bronze (and she has also had 3D-printed casts created in the UK).
Maxine has studied at St Martin’s, the V&A, and Tate Britain in London. She has also had one-to-one tuition and has collaborated with Beatrice Hoffman, the celebrated Oxfordshire-based sculptor. Maxine’s works were selected for the Visual Art Open’s International Emerging Artist Awards long lists in 2021 (The Dancers) and 2022 (Big Hug, Walking Woman, and The Reader).
The National Trust selected four of her pieces for a five-week exhibition (Art in the the Garden) at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, summer of 2022. In addition, a selection of Maxine’s works were chosen for exhibitions held by The Holy Gallery in January and October 2022. Maxine is currently working on some big ideas for 2023, including a larger series of works and more bas-relief.
A British citizen who divides her time between the UK and France, Maxine is a member of the Oxford Sculptors Group and the Visual Artists Association. Until recently focused on private commissions, she now seeks awareness of her work among a wider audience.