Maxine grew up in the seaside town of Helensburgh, where she attended Hermitage Primary and Academy. She then went to study art for a brief time at the Metropolitan in Glasgow and while she still very much practises her skills in drawing and painting, she didn't feel like this was her true calling. Maxine then went to go on to study Fashion Technology before gaining her current position at McTear’s. Having always had an interest in Art, since joining the team in August 2015, her knowledge has vastly expanded making her all the more eager to learn more and more. Maxine grew up with two avid art lovers and collectors (her parents) and has always been surrounded by antiques and collectables, which in turn has grown her interest in antiques. In her spare time she enjoys reading, a spot of painting and spending time with her family. She hopes her time with McTear’s is long and prosperous.