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Maxine Xie Xian Xin

Maxine was born into a creative world. Her father, a carpenter by training, made furniture for a living, and Maxine grew up playing in his workshop. The house was practically a blank canvas for young Maxine to work on as she redecorated, painted, reorganised, and created a different look and decorative theme every New Year, all with the family’s support and approval. Growing up in such an atmosphere only strengthen Maxine’s resolve to be an artist and honed her taste and eye for artistic and creative work. After art school and successful stints in the advertising world, Maxine gave up her established career and followed her heart to the Netherlands. There, she devoted herself to her artwork. Although she has always dabbled in sculpturing and ceramics, her job did not give her time to pursue these interests. Now with time on her hands, she successfully expanded her repertoire to paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and other creative objects of art. She has exhibited successfully with small groups and also worked with community groups to use art for therapy with the intellectually disabled