Maxwell has become particularly noted for his wonderfully detailed and lively folk art paintings with their whimsical themes and careful attention to the details of everyday life.
During his career Max has displayed his works in many galleries across the country, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. His style has remained consistently naive and charming, leading itself wonderfully to children’s illustration.
In 2001 he was published by Tundra Books from Toronto, the children’s division of McClelland and Stewart. At present he has two illustrated children’s book and three author/illustrated, all with Tundra. In 2010 Maxwell will be launching two more books, The Wonder St Work Crew in the spring plus Counting on Snow in the fall
Max and his wife Lillian have three children, two sons and a daughter. After living in Vancouver and the North Shore for 20 years, they moved to the Fraser Valley and he now lives in Cults Lake.
Along with Max’s love of art he is enjoys building driftwood furniture, from unique pieces of driftwood, he finds on his trips to various shorelines of British Columbia. Max has created some very interesting pieces of furniture from the treasures of wood he has collected. Please check out his website www.maxwellnewhouse.com to learn more about him and his career.