"The intention behind my artwork is to transport viewers to worlds unseen, while imbuing them with a sense of nostalgia or mystery. My process draws on color, pattern and texture from familiar elements in nature, which I arrange through paint and encaustic techniques into visuals of unfamiliar places. I veer away from the detail presented in traditional landscapes and hyperrealist scenery, and instead highlight universal visuals through an impressionistic focus. In this way I aim to paint a porthole to another world, not a view out the window. The effect is liberation from the world we inhabit in the present moment, and an escape to a place with the eerie familiarity of a lost memory."
Kent Maxwell currently lives and works on the seacoast of New Hampshire.