The Artists


Maxine Weitzner

Maxine is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her first position post college was designing children’s sportswear. She then designed shoes for Jacques Cohen, Diane von Furstenburg and Jones New York.

Maxine moved to California where she worked as a fashion coordinator for Bullock’s Department Store in the accessory and lingerie area.

She has always wanted to design her own creations under her own name. She began working in clay 23 years ago. Maxine started by hand building tea pots, and moved on to pre Columbian and southwest wall hangings.

Approximately 2 years later she began making one of a kind hand crafted jewelry with semi-precious stones, sterling silver and copper beads. Each of her necklaces is unique, and as her business grew, she started adding earrings, rings and bracelets. Maxine has incorporated beads from around the world from such far flung places as Tibet, Nepal, China and several African countries.

It was in 2012, that Maxine began painting. She quickly fell in love with the challenge of working in a two dimensional medium. She works in acrylic, and acrylic inks, combined with markers, pencils, charcoal, and oil based crayons using many different techniques.

Works On Exhibit