Maxwell Doig is a Huddersfield-based artist with a fast growing reputation.
He currently has work on show both in London and in the Channel Islands and he’s also been judging a major exhibition in Jersey.
“I’ve been invited to judge this year’s Open Art competition in Jersey,” said Max.
“It's the first time I have judged an exhibition and I'm delighted to be asked.
“Initially I had to choose 35 pictures from entrants from Jersey and Guernsey and then had to select an overall winner for which there is a prize of £1,000 with a second prize of £500.”
Max has also had to select a winner in the 12-18 years category as well as Highly Commended pieces plus provide comments on his choices for the artists and public.
The work he has selected is on show at Jersey Arts Centre and St James, Guernsey.
At the same time, visitors to the Jersey venue have been able to see Max’s own work. And it’s been quite a treat as Max paints remarkable figures with a real sense of place and atmosphere.
His solo show of 24 pieces has included a mixture of swimmers and figures reading or sleeping. Some are aerial views and all are “figures in solitude” or “solitary figures”.
That Jersey exhibition closes this weekend but Max also has two paintings on display in a group exhibition which opens at the Albemarle Gallery in London, opening on October 10.
Max was brought up in Birchencliffe and attended Salendine Nook High School, then Batley Art School.
He studied fine art at Manchester College of Art and at the Slade College, London.
He lived in Slaithwaite before moving to Manchester about a decade ago.
The good news is that he has now made the move back across the Pennines and is living in the Huddersfield area where he has also set up a studio.
If you can’t get to London to see his show in London then see his work online. You’ll be captivated by its stillness and beauty.