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Artist Glen Maxion


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Biography


Glen Maxion, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, HVAA is an award winning artist whose work depicts the people, beaches, light and color of Southern California. Glen's artistic studies have been largely self-directed and his work spans more than 25 years. He began his career working in watercolor using quick gesture drawings as the foundation for minimalist studies in rhythm and color. Today he works primarily in soft pastel and oils, and carries over the spontaneity and energy of his earlier work to more complex compositions. The figure remains the principle subject of his art. The beach has replaced the studio as the backdrop for his inspiration, with San Diego beachgoers serving as his un-choreographed models. 
 
 
Articles & Publications
Richeson 75 International Competition - Figure and Portrait (2020)
The Pastel Journal, Feature Article, "Beach Bodies", Aug 2019
Richeson 75 International Competition - Figure and Portrait (2019)
Strokes of Genious 10, The Best of Drawing: inspiring subjects (2018)
Richeson 75 International Competition - Figure and Portrait (2018)
The Pastel Journal, “100 Exceptional Paintings from the 18th Annual Pastel 100,” April 2017
College Area News, "Local Artist Portrays the California Beach", February 2017
"June's Remarkable Pastels - How to Pastel by Gail Sibley", July 2015 https://userfiles.faso.us/73294/12866.pdf
The Pastel Journal, Feature Article, August 2014 
The Pastel Journal, “100 Exceptional Paintings from the 15th Annual Pastel 100,” April 2014
Artist's Network, "Sand, Surf, Sea, Sky - Pastel Shoreline Gallery" 
Pastel Society of America “Pastelagram”, Featured Artist – Figures, Spring 2013
The Pastel Journal, “100 Exceptional Paintings from the 11th Annual Pastel 100,” April 2010
The Pastel Journal, “100 Exceptional Paintings from the 10th Annual Pastel 100”, April, 2009
The Pastel Journal, “100 Exceptional Paintings from the 9th Annual Pastel 100”, April, 2008
The Artist’s Magazine,  “Competition Spotlight”, April 2008
 Land of Sunshine, Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County (2007)
 
Affiliations 
International Association Of Pastel Societies Master’s Circle – IAPS/MC
Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist – PSA-MP
Hudson Valley Art Association (HVAA) - Signature Artist Member
California Arts Club [...]

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