Maxine Hart

I approach teaching in a relaxed style. I love to share my enthusiasm, joy and knowledge of the physical process of drawing and painting; embracing happy accidents and experimenting with different materials.

The Cornish landscape has always been a constant inspiration for Maxine’s work. From the calm to the wild weather – the trees, lanes and beaches exposing their ever changing colours, moving line and form – daily walks with her cocker spaniel are always the starting point to her work. Maxine has more recently become interested in plein air painting, allowing the weather and the atmosphere to directly inspire and inform her paintings – rain washed boards and sand adding texture to the paint!

Maxine completed her Fine Art degree at the Birmingham School of Art. She has worked as a mural artist and gallery officer for the Art Advisory Department in Cheshire, organising workshops and exhibitions for schools and moved to Cornwall in 2004. Maxine has exhibited widely – both in Cornwall and nationally – and more recently, has exhibited her paintings at Morgans Art Gallery in Falmouth.

What our students say

Thank you for a wonderful webinar with Maxine Hart. It was terrific and I am completely fired up and inspired… I particularly liked the tonal sketching  and mark making exercises which makes for a great warm-up. I look forward to having the video for the next month.


Maxine created a relaxed and welcoming experience for all students of all experience level. I came away feeling ready to experiment and expand the skills learnt without fear.

Absolutely adored this course and didn’t want it to end. Maxine is a wonderful and inspiring teacher, so full of energy and passionate about painting. A great group of people on the course and feel like I learned so much and confident to get practicing on my own. Thanks, I will definitely be coming back for more courses in future.


I wanted to free up my art. I hoped my choice of course ‘Gestural Landscapes’ would do this, and it really did. I learnt new techniques and took away lots of ideas that I can use in my art.

Sue S

It completely exceeded my expectations. I had told myself that if I wasn’t enjoying it, I’d leave at lunch time on day one! I loved it and wished it wasn’t over, apart from being shattered! I feel lucky to have had the opportunity and would definitely recommend and hope to come back for more. Thank you to all involved at the school and to Maxine. Brilliant!

Annabel H

Courses with Maxine Hart

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Framing the Landscape (Recording)

Maxine Hart

Online Pre-recorded - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000NVks0
Active Instance: a024J00000DAGgxQAH, 31-Jan-2025

Enjoy creating dynamic landscape paintings from photographs in this new three-part series with artist Maxine Hart.


£90 Book

Interpreting the Landscape

Maxine Hart

Online Pre-recorded - Acrylic - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000ChNBVQA3, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this experimental recording and explore using gestural, energetic marks to create movement and fluidity in your paintings.


£27 Book