about the artist

Max AF Site imageMaxine Allan graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Bachelor in Fine Art in 1987.

She exhibited in San Francisco and Los Angeles for 10 years until moving back to Scotland in 1997 where her continued fascination of art and the unconscious earned her a Post Graduate Degree in Art Therapy.

Maxine moved to Brighton in 2003 and founded ARTYFACTS, running inspirational art programs that offer local children the opportunity to explore their individuality and self-expression through art.

Maxine continues to show her sculptural work in the South of England, creating mix media art works and trophy like objets d’art which explore the affinities between natural and man-made objects, unfolding the evidence of surreal stories and the marriages of objects.

Maxine – scavenging for materials in San Francisco