Max Hale  BA (Hons)  Fine Art, SPWMO

Living and working in the south-west of England


My base has always been drawing, the root of all visual art. Whatever an artist's work, it relies so much on the confidence of the 'seeing' process developed when you can draw. It's the one vital element which enables the visualisation process as the painting process takes on its own identity.

As a tonal painter, the extraordinary paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt inspire and invigorate me by the emotion and strength of each piece.

I adore the human as subject matter yet I am never constrained by giving myself limits. The challenges that other genres present are lost as I immerse myself in the way light guides my emotive response.

I follow a quest to make my paintings display commanding form, values that sing with light and colour. A dynamism that speaks the message I endeavour to tell from deep within my soul. This is in each and every painting.

I adore moving my focus from one medium to another, I fall in and out of love with each of them regularly. This along with my mix of subjects enhances my experience as much as it breaks continuity. I find painting a delightful journey that gives me immense pleasure even though it can be a fickle mistress with far too much to explore, so I endorse 'ars longa, vita Brevis'

Paint 1-2-1 with Max in his private studio

Group tuition is superb for many learning situations and is recommended. Personal or one to one sessions with a professional tutor however, offers an advantage for the student enabling a much deeper learning process aimed particularly at their skills and aspirations.


The 'student artist' may choose any genre and medium in which to be tutored. Drawing, watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media or pastel. Then together working through the process is completely open according to whatever the student is looking to learn

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Max Hale 07792 015059