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Timon Maxey

Timon Maxey is a Wellington-based artist. He paints in acrylic on canvas in two main styles; humorous cartoon images and cubist landscapes. Timon also illustrates books for both children and adults and and educational resources for children. As an artist, he has been represented by Fishers Fine Arts in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and also by McGregor Wright Gallery, Wellington. Timon’s goal in painting and illustration is to create images that are humourous and/or interesting or else to be beautiful and a pleasure to behold. He often tells stories in his cartoon images.
Timon was bought up in a very creative and artistic household, and created large piles of imaginative art from an early age. As a child, he loved to read Tintin and Asterix comics, and his art and humour is inflenced by a variety of artists. Some of these artists are cartoonists B. Kliban, Glen Baxter, Michael Leunig, Ronald Searle and Quentin Blake. In a strange twist, Timon started life with an artistic focus, became increasingly academic, eventually graduating from Victoria University with a Geography degree before choosing an artistic career once again.
Selected bibliography:
  • Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot text by Lloyd Jones (Four Winds Press 2004).
  • Even More Things You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot text by Lloyd Jones (Four Winds Press 2005).



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