Maxine Finkelstein

ARTIST STATEMENT
Color has always been important to me; it can articulate feelings in a way that subject matter
cannot. I never approach a blank canvas with a pre-determined outcome - only with overall colors
that express my mood at the moment. Once the ground color has been laid, it dictates what the
painting wants to become and I have learned to listen.
I view my style as Expressionist; I want the painting to be an emotional experience for the viewer.
I achieve this through color and form since both are subjective and associative.

The colors I use are not necessarily the colors from nature even though my subject matter is
primarily nature itself. Besides having an affinity for the land and sea, one other reason I enjoy
painting landscapes is that they are not affected by politics or trends. I am not painting to make
any statement about society; I paint for the joy of painting.

My imagery is representational. It is suggestive without getting bogged down in detail. The shapes
are simple, the mood changes with the light. Therefore I am quite careful about the titles I give my
work. I do not want to impose my associations onto the painting. If someone sees a beach where
another sees a field, I am quite delighted. My objective is to have the observer imagine him/herself
in the space and be reminded of another time and place.
Stranded - Oil Stick on Paper 30"x 43"
CAD $1500.
Reflection
Oil Stick on Paper
30 x 44 in.
CAD $1300
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Slate
Oil Stick on Masonite
24 x 32 in.
CAD $400.
SOLD
Last Light
Oil Stick on Paper
22 x 30 in.
CAD $800.
In Line
Mixed Media on Masonite
18 x 24 in.
SOLD
Beyond The Pale
Oil Stick on Paper
22 x 30 in.
CAD $675.
Blue Streak
Oil Stick on Canvas Board
18 x 24 in.
CAD $575 Framed
Windswept
Oil Stick on Paper
22 x 30 in.
CAD $800.
SOLD
Contact Maxine
maxine.finkelstein2@gmail.com
Tel. 416.487.2353
...more images are coming....
Cloud Nine
Oil Stick on Masonite
14 x 48 in.
CAD $950.
Ginger
Oil Stick on Paper
22 x 30 in.
CAD $800.