Kari Maxwell lives and works out of her studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been exhibiting her work for over 10 years and is represented by three galleries in the midwest. Kari is a creativity coach and consultant. She facilitates "create everyday" online classes and workshops for adults via her blog. She also teaches art classes for children ages 4-10 years. For more information, visit
My most successful paintings occur when I lose all inhibitions and make a mess. I honor the days of creative freedom, when what is "wasted" is just as important as what remains. My challenge as an artist is to trust that this is part of my process, creating another layer of the story.
I try to allow the painting to lead the way. For me, this is when I become one with the process, and the painting takes on its own expression. When a painting is complete, it reveals an answer to a question or confirms a recent emotional or spiritual understanding or growth within myself.
Lives and works in minneapolis, minnesota