Why Oysters?

"I wanted to paint still life; and I chose the oyster for many reasons; our region has some of the best in the world, they're sexy, delicious - and an acquired taste for an Ohio girl like me - but mostly because it is an age old subject of painting. I wanted to follow that tradition in my own way."
Rachel Maxi, 2013

I recently revisited Oyster Painting in 2018 - so there are some new paintings in this section.
Contact me if you would like to commission an oyster painting.