Maxine Dodd is a contemporary fine artist, working in Leicestershire.
‘The recurring theme of my work is speed and movement, often with sport as the subject, significantly, endurance cycling. Inspiration comes from the Tour de France, La Vuelta de España and the Tours of Britain and Yorkshire.
For me, these subjects have great abstract qualities, showing colour and graceful lines. In cycling especially, the teams’ colours have a rhythm as the riders move – singly or as a group, the flags and banners waved by the crowds, all set in the open landscape. It is these qualities, along with the speed and energy of the race itself that I try to convey in my pictures.
The medium of pen and ink with watercolour is intense and risky, but quick and responsive, suiting the theme with its twists, turns and bursts of energy, which for me, is endlessly fascinating’.
Recent Solo Exhibitions: ‘Racing Lines’ Cank Street Gallery, Leicester, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, jGallery, ’20 Stages’, jGallery, Moulton, Northampton
Leicester Art Society, Leicester Sketch Club and Harborough Artists Cluster
Private collections: UK, France, Switzerland, Canada and US