Maxine Bone Interview March 09 2020, 0 Comments

Colorado Springs based artist Maxine Bone

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Colorado Springs-based artist Maxine Bone to discuss her day to day as a full-time artist.  Maxine's work is currently on display in our Breckenridge and Vail art galleries. 

1) What projects are you working on currently?

I am currently working on some large canvases - wolves, snow leopards, caribou etc. I like to rotate out work rather than start something and finish it. For me getting a fresh perspective when a canvas is back on the easel after days/weeks is a helpful way to reassess all aspects of the piece. I do a lot of manipulating until what is on the canvas matches what was in my head.  

2) Do you create every single day? What does your schedule typically look like? 

I like to paint every day, in an ideal world I would paint 9+ hours during the week and then at least 2 hrs per day over the weekend. 

Artist Maxine Bone painting in her studio

3) Did you go to art school?

Yes, I started out at Ringling College of Art and Design but left before graduating. 

4) Were you born an artist, or did you become one?

I have been creating for as long as I can remember, so probably born one. 

5) Do you have any hobbies outside of the art world?

Yes, hanging out with my family and friends, I also absolutely love gardening. 

6) Is there anything you want to share with aspiring artists?

Visiting museums and other artists' studios is a great way to find out more about how artists turned their love of art and creating into a livelihood.

Maxine Bone working on her original Elk Painting Call Of The Wild