Born in California, raised in Texas yet found Maine’s landscape and the people so endearing I called it home over 25 years ago. Compelled to develop my strengths as an artist, I am constantly seeking a balance between being self-employed and having a small farm in rural Maine.
Painting has always been a part of my life. I was awarded an art scholarship to a local Jr. College (TCJC, TX), and upon earning an Associate Degree in Art and later a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from University of Maine, Orono, I became familiar with various art mediums, painting from what I see and appreciate is my tribute to living in this beautiful state.
Blacksmithing intrigued me while at U.M.O. With the perfect timing of a sculpture class, a national blacksmith conference (A.B.A.N.A.) & a weekend workshop at Haystack school of craft an interest in creating with metal was sparked.
What surrounds me is inspiration, I enjoy the process of creating & my art is complete only when someone appreciates it.
Lara Max PO Box 83 Orono, Maine 04473 207-478-8032 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eskerridgestudios.com