The Exhibits Committee invites you to the opening reception for Jamie Maxfield’s art. Light refreshments will be served.
I’ve been drawing and sketching for as long as I can remember. Pencil and graphite remain my medium of choice, although I have used watercolor and printmaking on occasion. I mostly prefer to sketch from life, usually people and animals. In my college years, I put most of that energy into animation, which was my jajor at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA, experimental animation). Two of my student films, Above Average and Between the Lines, earned me plenty of accolades, including a Student Academy Award for each. I later found commercial work in Massachusetts places like Olive Jar Studios in Allston and Soup2Nuts in Watertown.
Nowadays, I do commissioned pet and people portraits, working mostly from photographs (although I have worked from live subjects on occasion). I often visit places such as the Franklin Park Zoo or Starbucks for most of my pencil-drawn sketches. I’ve exhibited my work at the Concord Art Association (of which I am a member), the Belmont Gallery of Art and the TILL Wave Art Gallery in Watertown. I have also contributed my artwork services to the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) in Watertown, c/o its Arts Collaborative, for its fundraisers and additional commissions.