Maxine Burney

Maxine and I have never met but that doesn’t seem to make our conversations any less real.  She is constantly ‘on the go’ with art activities.  See the details for her latest exhibition below.Close to Home  flyer for The George exhibition maxine Burney

Introducing Maxine

Maxine Burney Portrait 2013 (2)

I describe my art as “a fusion of reality, imagination and interpretation” and as an artist; prolific and passionate. My art studies (both practical and historical), art making & art teaching span over 30 years; all ongoing and fuelling each other.

Working from the freedom & playfulness of the intuition & imagination;



 to capturing the essence of a landscape,

Painting process

Painting process

 organic form,



 or personal portrait; to telling a story infused with symbolism

In the Gardens

through nature or figurative

Passing Through   pastel Maxine Burney


all spark my creative energy. Travel gives me a lot of inspiration for my work; also, to see how different cultures express their realities and identities through art; as much as to give me new experiences and visuals to fuel my own art making.

I have been exhibiting locally and nationally for many years. This included 14 years of happily running my own Studio/Gallery, The Artist’s Palette at The Christchurch Arts Centre, coming to an abrupt end with the earthquakes. Currently I work from my home studio and also teach part-time community classes.

You can see a selection of some of my other work here


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