Max White (b 1998) is a Surrey based contemporary painter. His work draws inspiration from impressionism and the Newlyn School artists and aims to produce paintings containing balance, harmony, and mood across all subjects. His candid compositions of urban, marine, and natural scenes are carefully chosen en plein air and studied over various mediums including pastels, oil sketches and charcoal drawings. His process rests on his understanding of technical narrativity to generate emotionally compelling pictures. Painting in oils in and out of studio, his paintings are always a result of plein air study, sometimes this expands to projects in house, either alla prima, or in a more layered studio process.
As an artist he has exhibited across numerous societies including the NEAC, ROI, and RBA, and is currently a candidate for membership in the Wapping Group of Artists. Over the past year he has won numerous awards including the Green and Stone Prize for a painting from Chelsea Arts Society, the Emerging Artist Prize from the ROI, and the Winsor and Newton Young artist award at the ROI 2021. He has recently produced a public collection of works for the Stafford Hotel in St James