Maxine Shore was born in New York, and was educated at Chatham College, Middlebury College, and Parsons School of Design. She currently resides in East Windsor, New Jersey.
“Holding onto the memory of a special place, in a particular time, is why I paint. Painting a familiar scene resonates with me as it brings to mind wonderful memories. But I am also inspired to paint unfamiliar settings because I’m dazzled by colors, or light, or unique feelings I have from being surrounded by unexpected beauty. Even when a painting is representational there exits an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome. So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the minutiae of daily life. My purpose in painting is to freeze those fleeting scenes and to invite you to share them with me.” -Maxine Shore
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