About Maxine Frankel
Acrylic on canvas
There is nothing that can surpass the creative energy I feel when I paint. I paint in a flow of authentic expression, connecting with myself as an artist and a woman. As an abstract painter, I feel a sense of awe as I explore methods, techniques, and my own feelings.
Creativity doesn't always happen smoothly. At times I struggle with the painting process. During these times, I need to remember my flow and the happiness of being in the moment while I paint. Interestingly, mistakes can be exciting for they often result in the discovery of new directions that are very thrilling. I am grateful that I have this personal mirror in which I see, learn and evolve.
My paintings vary in subject and style-some were created to push the boundaries of the place women occupy in history and myth- some are reactions to my past - others are reactions to the political climate I live in. Many, however, are personal responses to beauty and happiness. I hope you can enjoy all of them!