: Max Standley

Visionary artist, Max D. Standley (1942-2012), was born in Wichita, Kansas. He was an artist to the core of his being: for almost 40 years his prodigious talent allowed him to live and breathe art. He lived reclusively with his wife on a secluded 40 acres, deep in the forests of Arkansas. This lifestyle gave him the freedom to immerse himself in his oil painting, engraving, poetry and drawing — the result was intimate paintings that vibrate with his 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.

Read Standley’s essay  Reality and the Creative Process here

See more of Max’s work here