I have always been a powerful dreamer. Dreams, and the memories they evoke, are both important drivers of my work. My dreams are vivid and complex, a reflection of my inner world. To remember the aspects of my dreams that interest and excite me, I keep a pad next to my bed so I can make sketches as soon as I wake up. These dream sketches become the basis of my paintings.
As I paint, I experience surprises and revelations that always exceed my expectations. I constantly learn and realign my painting practice towards an often unexpected but logical conclusion. For me, the joy of painting is the fiery romance between passion and the struggle with the unknown.
Maxine Frankel - Chicago, Illinois 2023