Maxine Fitter studied illustration at St Martin’s school of art in London. For a while she worked in advertising and then as a florist for Constance Spry before marrying Lloyd’s underwriter, Roger Fitter. After taking the EARAC course at North East Essex School of Art she concentrated on print-making to recreate the natural world and inanimate objects around us, observing the detail and patterns, simplifying and enlarging the intricacies involved in anything from frogs to lilies, boats to mill wheels. She helped established Cuckoo Farm Studios and print workshop in Colchester and is still a member of the CCF print makers. Maxine still collects information to draw, paint and recreate with print-making. Lino cuts for strong images or dry point, colographs and wood engravings for fine details. She regularly exhibits with Colchester Art Society and CCF printmakers, and annually with Lloyd’s Art Group. She has had two solo exhibitions and had work selected twice for SWA at the Mall Galleries and Eastern Arts Open. She has also exhibited with Southbank Printmakers in London and the CCF printmakers at the Quay gallery at Snape Maltings, Suffolk.