Drawing and Painting
Maxine Nodel is a versatile award-winning visual artist who specializes in design-based metaphorical drawing and emotive land/seascape painting. She received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and sells her work nationally and internationally.
In addition to being a Queen City 15 artist member, Maxine is also an artist member and occasional juror at the Salmagundi Art Club. She is also a member of the Edward Hopper House where she was artist of the month in 2014 and invited to give a public art talk about her design-based drawings in 2018. In 2021, Maxine received an extensive review of her seascapes by Italian art critic and journalist, Ippolita Sicoli, in the online Italian arts magazine, ilcentrotirreno.il.
Maxine is a drawing and painting instructor at the National Art League in Douglaston, New York and the founder and retired Principal of a visual art high school in New York City that she created with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to serve underserved students in the Bronx. The school received the 2009 Lincoln Center Institute 1st-Place Award for Most Imaginative Curriculum in NYC.
Maxine comes from a family of distinguished painters, illustrators, illuminators, and composers and lives and works in Westchester, NY with her wife and fur babies. Maxine’s visual art can be viewed at: maxinenodelgallery.com
"I enjoy creating design-based drawings by incorporating patterns found in nature (ex: elements of the Fibonacci spiral/sequence) into traditional aesthetics to create visual metaphors and poetry. I work primarily in graphite and ink on smooth Bristol plate paper with subject matter that includes the human form, nature, items from antiquity, and everyday objects. I also paint nature, because there’s something universally healing about "contemplating the beauty of the earth." ~Rachel Carson. I work in oil on canvas or linen to create emotive, lush, and richly textured plein air and studio-generated seascapes and landscapes in oil."