Updates

Great Showing at Oasis Jonesboro

I am so proud and overjoyed at the showing I had on Saturday at the Oasis Arts & Eats fest in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Not only did I have a great reception to my work, I got to see and actually HUG my friends for the first time in a long long time (all being fully vaccinated).

It was also my first showing with nothing but chair-tree pieces. I was truly shocked and amazed at the reactions. It left me clear that I am on the right track as an artist. I am looking forward to more art shows and festivals.

“The opposite of happy little trees.” — patron at Oasis Arts & Eats

9th Annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition

The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to host the 2021 BAAC National Juried Exhibition, on display through June 5, 2021. The exhibition consists of 26 pieces from 21 artists across the United States. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Landon Perkins, an interdisciplinary artist from Tallahassee, FL and a Preparator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.

You can view all the artwork online by clicking the link below, or stop in during gallery hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Online Gallery

This is my piece from the show:

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NOW OPEN: Maxwell Moon Store

Well, I finally got the courage to do it. I have officially opened an online store dedicated to my art. I am excited and very nervous. Please click the link below and visit my online store. You might see something you like or you know someone else would like! The holidays are coming up and from now until December 15th (the last day to ship for ~Christmas arrival) you can get 20% off everything in the store by using code HOLIDAYS.

Visit Store

Printmaking Weekend

It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of printmaking, but over the weekend I went a little print crazy. I was only planning to do one 3 color print, but I got a little carried away and did two additional prints. Radiate, Consequence and Exposed. All are 6×4″ linocuts using the pink blocks that I have never used before. While they are excellent to cut, the printing was a bit difficult because of their flexibility. I think I would use these again in the future but maybe in conjunction with the typical wood-backed blocks for smaller, fully-cut details. Or possibly back the pink blocks.

At any rate, it was a learning experience and I am already looking forward to more printing in my future.

10th Annual Delta Visual Art Show

It was definitely a rainy, Arkansas weekend, but boy did the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts shine. It was the 10th Annual Delta Visual Art Show, a show that brought 210 visual artists, 25 authors and 10 musicians together in downtown Newport, Arkansas for a celebration of talent, skill and creativity. It was also great to see my artist friends in the area.

It was a great opportunity, and not too far of a drive. Already signed up for next year, and I can’t wait!

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2017 Ozark Foothills Film Fest Branding

My great pleasure to work with the Ozark Foothills Film Fest once again for the 2017.

Tshirt Design ↑

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Painters on Snapchat

For a while now I have been actively showing my works-in-progress on Snapchat. It is a great platform for informal, behind-the-scenes stories that are more personal and real because they disappear to the public.

Are you a Artist on Snapchat?

I have also found it to be quite difficult to find other artists on Snapchat. Typically “snapchat artists” on emerging directories are referring to people who doodle on their snaps with the built-in capabilities of the app. Don’t get me wrong, @Cakes1toDough1 ‘s cute cats are to die for, but I’d love to watch the daily practices of fellow traditional artists. If you draw or paint on snapchat please send me a friend request – mandyatlarge – let me know and I will definitely give you an add back!

Happy Chatting Fellow Snappers!

New Twitter Account

I created a new Twitter account for keeping up with my art. I will be posting work in progress pictures, videos and much more! Follow me!

@MandyMaxwellArt on Twitter

Figure Drawing Studies

I’ve been working hard so far in the new year. I found a book on figure drawing my Andrew Loomis that I have become obsessed with. I’ve been producing dozens of figure sketches to really hone my skills for the future.

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Finally Framed

painting by Mandy Maxwell
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Finally got this girl framed. She is very large and hangs at the top of my stairs.