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Color and whimsy inhabit work of 77-year-old artist

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Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MAXINE DAVIS HAS taken up glass art in her retirement. Many of her fused glass pieces are wall hangings depicting colorful scenes, people, animals and landscapes, but she also makes bowls, plates, jewelry. Davis’ art provides her with a fun and creative outlet that keeps her mind active and days full.

“The secret is you have to keep your head going,” says 77-year-old Maxine Davis, a retired psychologist from Ferrisburgh who now spends much of her time making art. “You have to keep doing things, going after things, being curious.”

Davis’ art medium is glass, although she has experimented over the years with painting, fiber arts and other crafts. She has a home studio that her husband (who will be 90 years old this summer) built as a small addition to the house initially and then extended as Maxine’s passion grew.

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