Maxine Relton graduated from Camberwell College of Art in London with First-Class Honours and Distinction in Sculpture and Printmaking before completing her MA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has remained a full-time, independent artist working across a variety of disciplines. Her home and studio are now based in Gloucestershire from where she runs a 3-storey gallery of her work that can be visited any time by arrangement. She runs art courses of all kinds at the renowned West Dean College (www.westdean.org.uk) and has been leading annual sketching trips to India for 10 years (email Maxine for details or for N India, click here).
Of her work, Maxine says: 'Although drawing plays a central role in all my work, I like to re-cast ideas in a wide variety of art forms, moving between sketch, print, painting, photograph, drawing and sculpture as a way of questioning and reshaping my perceptions. It helps me towards a better understanding of the world around me.'
Maxine’s work is held in private collections in many countries, has received a number of awards and featured in various publications, as well as on television. She was elected to the RWA in 2006, has served on the Exhibition Committee and the Board of Trustees and continues to exhibit widely.