B. Maxson Art Studios
Textured Acrylic Florals

About

 

I have been artistic basically for as long as I can remember.  I would draw or paint all throughout my growing up years. Then as I became an adult, I'd find I would draw, paint or "create" in some form. I've done caning of chairs, basket weaving, glass beading then creating jewelry with fused glass. Along all this creating, I'd always find time for a little painting. That desire never left me. Once my children were married and on their own, I began filling my spare time after work with more painting.  Now that I'm retired, my life is full of this joy of my heart. 

I use some degree of texture in my work. This is because I am a tactile person.  Touch is something I'm drawn to, so adding texture to my artwork is just logical.  I also need balance in my work as well as my life. 

Something you will always find within my work is at least 2 birds. If I'm doing a landscape, look within the painting.  If I'm doing a floral, look at the end of my signature.  There you will see 2 line-drawn birds. These represent freedom, and support for those who struggle with depression and suicide. 

I have had the privilege of participating in juried art show and exhibits in both St. Lawrence County (Potsdam, NY St. Lawrence Council on Arts) and Watertown, NY (North Country Arts Council) since 2018. Since 2019 I have joined in the Remington Art Museum Juried Art Show. 

When I'm not painting, you'll find me hanging out with my husband and our 2 small dogs. Hiking among God's creation is our favorite pass-time.