Max D. Standley

Visionary artist, Max D. Standley, was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1942. He is an artist to the core of his being: for almost forty years his prodigious talent has allowed him to live and breathe art. He lives reclusively with his wife on a secluded 40 acres, deep in the forests of Arkansas. This lifestyle gives him the freedom to immerse himself in his oil painting, engraving, poetry and drawing—the result is intimate works that vibrate with intensity. Standley’s work begins in the realm of realism, and develops with hints of biomorphic and magical imagery, showing a depth that continues to surprise, delight and move us.

“My work is a part I play in nature's drama and is a form of self development,” says Standley. “Archetypical symbolism is an integral part of the process.” Standley feels that the symbols speak to others on a conscious and unconscious level, allowing them to connect to his very unique vision of the world.

Read an article from the Gazette on Max D. Standley’s work. (PDF; 168KB)

Featured Artwork
New Artwork by Max D. Standley
including video of the artist discussing his work.

Quantum Entanglement
30" x 48"
video

Sacred Geometry...
12" x 16"
video

Lessons (Not for Sale)
15" x 21"
video

Movie Memories
8" x 10"
video

Invisible Horizon
5.5" x 10"
video

Is Liquid Light Waves...
16" x 10"
video

Full of Years
10" x 8"
video

Evaluating
18" x 24"

Short Cut
18" x 24"

Burgeoning Process
15" x 22"
video

Gift of Perennial Rebirth
16" x 16"
video

The Eternal Quest
20" x 30"

Out of the Primordial Ooze
15" x 20"

A Turn for the Better
11" x 14"

The One Less Traveled
26" x 48"

Time Traveling
16" x 20"

Aspects of Reflection
14" x 11"

Autumn Leap
13" x 20"

Awareness
11" x 14"

Sanctuary Light
18" x 24"

Enticement
12" x 16"

Swimmers Landscape
16" x 20"

Concerned Citizens
20" x 24"

Conference
16" x 20"

Tranquil Pool
11" x 24"

Daredeviltry
28" x 30"

Drawing Conclusions
16" x 20"

Drawing from Life
24" x 30"

Union
5" x 7"

Bigfoots Morning Glory
7" x 5"

Life Giver
11" x 8"

Quantums of Uncertainty
20" x 16"

Evening Bloom
11" x 14"

Exploring the Vortex
8" x 10"

Fear of Dying
5" x 7"

Feather Visions
16" x 20"

Fluid Feeling
8" x 10"

Fluid Spiral
5" x 7"

Footloose
9" x 11"

Fountain of Truth II
20" x 24"

Going Home
18" x 24"

Triumph
11" x 14"

Winter Vision
11" x 16"

Open Flow
18" x 24"

Illumination
20" x 24"

Inspiration Self Portrait
11" x 14"

Intrusion
12" x 16"

Journey
20" x 24"

Kindred Spirits Visits the Parthenon Columns
24" x 48"


Learning Curves
12" x 17"

The Butterfly Effect
18" x 24"

Where the Water Falls
18" x 24"

Escape
12" x 16"

Light and Shadow
8" x 10"

Light Gathering
30" x 40"

Longview Notch
8" x 10"

Longview
5" x 7"

Transcendence
18" x 24"

Metamorphosis
12" x 16"

Mind Shift
8" x 10"

Neptune’s Vision
11" x 15"

New Light on the Oxbow
18" x 24"

Viewpoints
16" x 20"

Oldtimer
5" x 7"

Illuminated Jewel
8" x 10"

Seedsower
16" x 20"

What the Adder’s Tongue has to Say
20" x 24"

Queen of the Forest
12" x 16"

Refuge
16" x 20"

Rhythms
12" x 16"

Safe Harbor
16" x 20"

Secrets of the Leaves
12" x 16"
 

Submerged Imagery
5" x 7"

Aspects of Reality
5" x 7"
 
       
       

Trail of Tears
Series

Forced Move
18" x 24"

Nightfall on the Trail of Tears — 24" x 30"

On the Trail of Tears
18" x 24"


Arrival in Indian Territory
24" x 36"

The Trail of Tears
Giclée Print:


Catalogue
Please contact the gallery to order a catalogue of select works by Max D. Standley.

Links

Pictures from Max D. Standley’s opening reception on October of 2005.

Max D. Standley’s personal website.