Whether exploring remote geographical areas or traveling without an actual destination crossing the country backroads, valuable inspirations continue
to be revealed. Visible and obscured features of the land, structures, paths and trails on these expeditions captivate my interest.
The passage of time leaves its mark on these natural and man-made structures in these strangely forgotten places. I use this composite imagery processed with my imagination as source material in my sculptures and
Layered color bands are used to produce movement and a passage that precedes linear defining boundaries. Partial structures and forms are established to discuss spatiality in various fields of depth.
My art pieces are a changing combination of materials both sculptural and mixed media. I paint on wood panels and hand stretched canvas. I weld and fabricate with steel and aluminum. My process is additive and subtractive; after I add paint and other mediums I age and distress certain areas of the piece with sandpaper, scrapers or a grinding wheel. Objects are renewed as symbols in my work –they are a part of my visual
vocabulary. My visual discussion is about the life we are engaged in.
I am invariably rewarded by the consistent process of moving the boundaries of art, using my findings on my explorations to push them.
Granddad was a master mechanic and he owned an auto body paint shop. I remember walking around his shop when I was a kid fascinated by all his tools and projects. His creativity existed even when he wasn’t working in there on a project. I remember being alone in his shop and feeling inspired to create art.
Though initially attending college in Detroit for automotive and industrial design, I graduated from Center for Creative Studies with BFA in sculpture and painting in 1996. I moved to New York City to work on a Volvo product launch with Jim Belushi. This project took me on my first visit to Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA and gave me a glimpse into my future.
My return to NYC would land me a job on my first independent feature film Restaurant starring Adrian Brody. Soon after, I relocated to Hollywood, CA where I continued my film and art career for the next fifteen years. Working on major film and television shows gave me a unique opportunity to rent my paintings and gain exposure on film and television shows.
In 2013 I moved my family across the country and settled in Sharpsburg, GA where I currently have a wonderful studio on seven acres. I continue to work in the film industry with Marvel at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville, GA work in my art studio and consistently show my work.
Reviews of my work have been published in Newnan Times Herald, The Citizen, Fayette County News, American Art Collector Magazine, Broward Lifestyles Magazine, Spirit Magazine, The Detroit News, Detroit Monthly Magazine, Ann Arbor News, and The Detroit Metro Times.
My artwork has been featured in Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone TV, NBC, ABC, CBS and HBO productions, on episodes of Ballers, Navy NCIS, Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, Dexter, Without a Trace, Heroes and Six Feet Under to name just a few.
I have exhibited in the Senoia Area Historical Society Museum (Senoia, GA), CFA Gallery (Coral Gables, FL), Select Art Fair during Art Basel (Miami Beach, FL), Los Angeles County Museum of Art ARS Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Art Now Fair during Art Basel (Miami, FL), Fredric Snitzer Gallery Project Room (Miami, FL), and at Detroit Artists Market (Detroit, MI).
350 Marion Beavers Rd.
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
From Atlanta I-85 S:
Take exit 51 for Sharpsburg Rd / GA-154 toward McCollum, Turn left onto GA-154 S, 6.4 Mi. Turn right onto Marion Beavers Rd. Studio is 1Mi. on right. Follow dirt drive to parking in front of studio.
From Peachtree City GA -74 / 54 intersection:
Take GA - 54 S 1.6 Mi., Turn left to stay on GA - 54 S 2.7 Mi., Turn right on Stewart Rd., which becomes Willis Rd., which becomes Marion Beavers Rd. 2.6 Mi. Studio on right. Follow dirt drive to parking in front of studio.
During the studio tour
Maxwell Britton original sculptures and paintings will be on display in his spacious art studio for viewing and sale. Refreshments will be available.