Linda Maxson

It's important to me that my art has content. It encourages people to ask questions, introspect, think about new ideas, experience fresh new perspectives and most importantly, it encourages us to take brief moments out of our busy lives to reflect on something outside of our daily routine.

— Linda Maxson

CURRENT WORK

Paintings

Monoprints

Ceramic Tile Murals

About the Artist

Linda earned an Associate in Fine Arts after leaving her job of 22 years with a global corporation.  For several years, she drew upon her interest in nature to create sculptures and reliefs in clay. In her quest to make two-dimensional art with clay, she discovered clay monoprints while training with Mitch Lyons, the artist known internationally for pioneering the process.

Although she has moved from representational to abstract art, Linda’s fascination with clay still influences her acrylic and mixed media paintings. Striving to bring more texture and relief into her paintings, her recent work involves adding burlap or parts of her clay monoprints to her acrylic paintings, creating added depth, texture and intrigue. This relief reveals shapes and contours that Linda strives to enhance, rather than control, allowing the piece to take on a life of its own. The combination of layers of colors along with the shadows and movement of the texture give her paintings a distinctive flow or “dance” with the medium. Whether painting or working in clay, Linda strives to capture the emotion and energy she feels when creating a piece.

 “I have always been drawn to the patterns, shapes and textures in nature.  That is my starting point.  But without emotive content, it is just pretty art.  That is my challenge. 

I want my pieces to encourage people to ask questions, introspect, think about new ideas, experience fresh new perspectives and most importantly, encourage us all to take brief moments out of our busy lives to reflect on something outside of our daily routine. -Linda Maxson

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

2018
Artist’s Council Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Maxson Art Studio and Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2016-2017
Maxson Art Studio and Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2014
Art Under the Umbrellas, Old Town LaQuinta, CA
17th Annual Palm Springs Juried Art Show, Palm Springs, CA
Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA

2013
16th Annual Palm Springs Juried Art Show
1st Annual Exhibition of The Saguaro Hotel (partnership with the Palm Springs Art Museum)

2012
Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA
Artist’s Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA
15th Annual Palm Springs Juried Art Show

2011
Artist’s Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

MEMBERSHIPS

Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council, Palm Springs, CA
Desert Art Center, Palm Springs, CA
The International Ceramic Arts Network

COLLECTIONS

The art market has been enthusiastic in their appreciation of Linda Maxson’s art and her work has been acquired by collectors and added to collections throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.”

CONTRIBUTIONS

Art Auction for the Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA
Art for Animals, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA
Hearts of Hope Campaign for Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Palm Desert, CA