The vibrant, expressive quality of Max’s work perfectly reflects the energy and passion of this all-action adventurer, who loves to travel and open himself up to new experiences.
A keen sportsman, Max has completed the gruelling 400 mile Ride the Rockies, alongside his mum on an E-tandem, several times. He is also an enthusiastic ski-ier, enjoys kayaking, swimming and basketball – scoring a three-point shoot on his team debut – and has even tried his hand at paragliding.
His devotion to sport is matched by a thirst for travel, which influences and inspires many of his pieces. Indeed, his enjoyment of pleine aire painting means that, whilst on vacation, Max can often be found on the beach – music playing in the background – creating the most energetic seascapes, which are fuelled by his love of marine life, especially whales.
Max’s talent for art was first discovered when he started painting after a spell of bad health. Having made a full recovery, painting, which had started as therapy and an aid to recovery, has now become an important form of self-expression. While Max is non-verbal, his work allows him to communicate his experiences, while offering a beautiful insight into his colourful view of the world and a snapshot of the joy and happiness he feels when creating his pieces. His favourite medium is acrylic on canvas.