Maxine Farmer is an emerging sculptor who divides her time between the UK and France. She has studied sculpture and other aspects of art at St Martin’s in London, the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the V&A and Tate Britain in London. She has also studied under and collaborated with Beatrice Hoffman, the celebrated Oxfordshire-based sculptor. Maxine has been shortlisted for the Visual Art Open’s International Emerging Artist Awards 2021.

Maxine’s style is interpretative and generally quite abstract: she finds overall form, capturing figurative energy, and the interplay with light more fascinating than detail. Her main influences are Brancusi, Barbara Hepworth, Giacometti and Rachael Whiteread. She is also hugely influenced by painters including Picasso and Nicolas de Stael.

Maxine’s favourite medium is grogged clay, but she also works with plaster and has been experimenting with textile sculptures, for indoor and outdoor installations. She has recently completed three series of sculptures: ‘Contemplation’, ‘Mermaids’, and ‘Hope’. She is now exploring bas-relief sculpture.

When not sculpting, Maxine’s day job is as a freelance copywriter and ghost-writer for various business and technology organisations around the world. She has also successfully published a book on garden, written for and had her previous garden featured in various press, including the RHS The Garden magazine and the Daily Telegraph.

.

.