A cropped photo of Maxine Brown's painting, featuring a yellow weatherboard house and a tin shed below a murky blue sky and with a mountain in the distance. Credit Maxine Brown.

Maxine Brown is a local self-taught West Coast artist who was born in, and lives in, Queenstown.

The principal theme of Maxine’s work is her beloved home of Queenstown and the surrounding areas of the rugged and beautiful West Coast. In the earlier years of her career, she predominately worked with watercolour. In recent years, she has transitioned to the medium of acrylic and oil.

Maxine’s work is constantly evolving as she feels the importance of experimentation as an integral part of growth and development in her art practice.

Over the years, Maxine has enjoyed sharing her knowledge through adult workshops and teaching at schools. A highlight was spending three weeks in China teaching art at a college in Fujian. Her work has been published in her book, Tasmanian Watercolour. She has previously been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Glover Prize and has participated in various exhibitions, both group, solo, international and local.

Maxine feels privileged and blessed to be able to express and share the beauty of the rugged West Coast of lutruwita/Tasmania through her artwork.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.