'Through the Maze'
Maike’s work explores the natural world around us as a reflection of the complex world within us. Her luminous landscapes remind the viewer of nature’s power to calm and revive our souls. Her paintings evoke memories of beautiful times, thus fostering a gateway to happiness and resilience. Maike’s mixed-media paintings combine acrylics, oils, watercolours, collage, ink, and pastels.
Each work is based on outdoor sketches, capturing an immediate response to the light and atmosphere of the moment. Maike then carefully develops her artworks over time, encapsulating these moments and emotional responses in a series of semi-transparent layers - a methodical, yet dynamic process, affording her paintings their typical depth and vibrancy.