Bournemouth’s Seafront Artist in Residence Summer 2016

MAXINE WALTER

SEAFRONT TO BACK

Maxine Walter was selected as this year’s Seafront Artist in Residence. Her objective was to create a series of images that would convey the work that goes on behind the scenes of Bournemouth’s seafront to make it a world class beach destination. Maxine was given special access to behind the scenes areas not open to the public, where she could speak to staff and observe the work they do. In this unique collection of works, Maxine provides us with a rare insight which inspires us to view our seafront experience in a different way. Her artwork can also be seen on Bournemouth Pier.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Maxine Walter is a Digital Artist whose work transforms the visible world, experimenting with form and colour to create vibrant reductive images. Working from a studio in Wimborne Minster, with the beautiful South Coast on her doorstep Maxine finds inspiration during her many outdoor adventures.

With a background in clothing design and a career in the fashion industry spanning over 20 years, creativity has been a dominant feature and a driving force throughout her career. Maxine’s style has evolved in response to the complexities and frenetic pace of modern life. Driven to explore its direct contradiction, her work aims to describe the world in a simpler, less overwhelming and more balanced way.

The starting point for every image is a photograph taken with digital transformation in mind. Working with a carefully selected colour palette, each image is then segmented, manipulated and simplified, reducing its complexity to create the final image.