Philip MAXWELL

Philip MAXWELL

Philip Maxwell was born in Christchurch and started painting when he was at high school. He completed a Diploma in Graphic Design in Auckland and then practiced as a sign writer, all the while painting. In 1999 Maxwell moved to Port Chalmers, Dunedin, where he set up his own gallery/studio and became a full-time artist.

Philip still lives and paints in Port Chalmers and the local Dunedin landscape has been a major subject in his paintings, especially those around Koputai (Port Chalmers) and looking towards Taiaroa Heads on the Otago Peninsula.

Gallery De Novo represents Maxwell's work throughout New Zealand. His paintings are executed to an incredibly high standard and he is an absolute perfectionist in his practise. His choice of subjects range from landscape and still life to large scale studies of boats. The colour palate is unique and the rendering of the brushstrokes have a softness and beauty to them which make the demand for Maxwell's paintings a clear indication of the huge talent of this local artist.

Maxwell’s paintings hang in the collections of Greenlane Hospital, Auckland and also in the Dunedin Public Hospital. He has sold works to private collectors throughout New Zealand and also to Australia, Canada, England and Scotland.

“I feel it is important for me to base my work around where I live and how I feel about a particular place… a lot of my work has been based on my immediate surroundings; it’s very local. It’s something I have always done; I guess I’m exploring a sense of place, this place, the place where I am living. My work is becoming more and more about a deliberately realised reality that is more visual than factual.” Philip Maxwell
 

Philip MAXWELL's Work

Towards Aramoana, Here Is Your Horizon Fishing Boats Port Chalmers, Koputai

Towards Aramoana, Here Is Your Horizon

Fishing Boats Port Chalmers, Koputai

Oil On Board
103 x 51cm
Oil on Canvas
82 x 89cm (framed)
Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers Untitled

Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers

Untitled

Oil on Canvas
49 x 44cm (framed)
Oil on Board
100 x 38cm
Blue Landscape And All The Ships At Sea

Blue Landscape

And All The Ships At Sea

Oil on Board
89 x 67cm
Acrylic on Board
85 x 75cm
Fishing Boats - Port" Two Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats - Port"

Two Fishing Boats

Oil Painting on Canvas
1010 x 1220cm
Oil on Canvas
104 x 104cm framed
Boat Port Chalmers The Boat Painters, Careys Bay

Boat Port Chalmers

The Boat Painters, Careys Bay

Oil on Canvas
62 x 62cm framed
Oil on Board
60 x 64cm
Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers Big Boat at Port Chalmers

Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers

Big Boat at Port Chalmers

Original oil on board
Framed with off-white slip
45 x 45cm Framed
Oil on linen
Painting size: 91x91cm
Tug Boat at Port Chalmers Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers

Tug Boat at Port Chalmers

Fishing Boat at Port Chalmers

Oil painting on hessian
Black frame
395 x 395mm framed size

Oil on Board
23 x 27cm
(Big Boat) Port Chalmers Fishing Boat - Port Chalmers

(Big Boat) Port Chalmers

Fishing Boat - Port Chalmers

Oil painting on hessian
Framed size: 74 x 85cm
Oil painting on canvas
Framed in putty coloured slip and box frame
75 x 75cm
Hereweka Dog series - Port Chalmers

Hereweka

Dog series - Port Chalmers

Original oil on stretched canvas
20 x 20cm
Original oil painting on hessian
Framed in triple black frame
Orange Block Study II Good Dog, Bad Dog

Orange Block Study II

Good Dog, Bad Dog

Original oil painting on paper
Framed with white mount and white frame
Outside size: 42 x 43cm
Original woodblock on paper
Framed outside size: 51 x 62cm
Large Block Study Orange Block Study I

Large Block Study

Orange Block Study I

Original oil painting on stretched hessian
Painting size: 71 x 77cm
Original oil painting on paper
Framed with white mount and white frame
Outside size: 42 x 43cm
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