Max Aitken

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2014

Artworks for sale: 364

(52)

United Kingdom

Reviews for Max Aitken

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Dave Martin, Isle of Man

Review posted July 31, 2017

Another excellent picture of Max's. Captures the feeling of the location perfectly, the expansive views and the vulnerability to the wind - but as its painted on a still day, can almost smell the gorse! Brings back memories of trips up onto 'the tops' with George Quayle. Also thanks again Max for the delivery arrangements. Dave

Response from Max Aitken

July 31, 2017

Hi Dave, Thanks for the great review and also for the e mail/s. I thought from what you said in an earlier note that you would see the pines when you were doing the geophysical mapping up there. What were you trying to discover, old buildings, burial sites, artifacts?? I took the pictures that I used as the basis for the painting some years ago when i was a bit more athletic than I am now, in fact I used to do a lot of running which included going up Sky Hill. I have George Quayle's book "Legends of a Lifetime" which I still re-read from time to time, I seem to remember seeing him in Ramsey from time to time when I was still living there although my brother Tony would probably recall him a lot better. Anyway all the best for the moment. Max

Dave Martin, Isle of Man

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July 31, 2017

Another excellent picture of Max's. Captures the feeling of the location perfectly, the expansive views and the vulnerability to the wind - but as its painted on a still day, can almost smell the gorse! Brings back memories of trips up onto 'the tops' with George Quayle. Also thanks again Max for the delivery arrangements. Dave

Response from Max Aitken

July 31, 2017

Hi Dave, Thanks for the great review and also for the e mail/s. I thought from what you said in an earlier note that you would see the pines when you were doing the geophysical mapping up there. What were you trying to discover, old buildings, burial sites, artifacts?? I took the pictures that I used as the basis for the painting some years ago when i was a bit more athletic than I am now, in fact I used to do a lot of running which included going up Sky Hill. I have George Quayle's book "Legends of a Lifetime" which I still re-read from time to time, I seem to remember seeing him in Ramsey from time to time when I was still living there although my brother Tony would probably recall him a lot better. Anyway all the best for the moment. Max


Dave Martin, Isle of Man

Review posted May 4, 2017

I recognised my former neighbour as soon as I saw this on-line! Max is a great communicator - in paint and with clients. Painting despatched swiftly and well packed, and I'm delighted with the work now I've received it. Dave Martin

Response from Max Aitken

May 5, 2017

Hi Dave, Thought that I had better also reply via the review system. Many thanks for the great review, I enjoyed painting that portrait as I remember her as a character from my early life on the IOM. Glad that she has found a good home. Best wishes Max

Dave Martin, Isle of Man

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May 4, 2017

I recognised my former neighbour as soon as I saw this on-line! Max is a great communicator - in paint and with clients. Painting despatched swiftly and well packed, and I'm delighted with the work now I've received it. Dave Martin

Response from Max Aitken

May 5, 2017

Hi Dave, Thought that I had better also reply via the review system. Many thanks for the great review, I enjoyed painting that portrait as I remember her as a character from my early life on the IOM. Glad that she has found a good home. Best wishes Max


Judy Davoust, United States

Review posted May 5, 2017

The artist's brushstokes engrave character into faces with life experience . The oil painting, itself, displays a roughness in texture that highlights the well-worn, leathered face of the old fisherman. He feels like someone you've seen on any wharf that has had a long life of hard work and good stories!

Response from Max Aitken

May 5, 2017

hi Judy, Many thanks for the great review, I really enjoy painting portraits of people with real character and I think that I captured something of his hard life in my work. Best wishes Max

Judy Davoust, United States

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May 5, 2017

The artist's brushstokes engrave character into faces with life experience . The oil painting, itself, displays a roughness in texture that highlights the well-worn, leathered face of the old fisherman. He feels like someone you've seen on any wharf that has had a long life of hard work and good stories!

Response from Max Aitken

May 5, 2017

hi Judy, Many thanks for the great review, I really enjoy painting portraits of people with real character and I think that I captured something of his hard life in my work. Best wishes Max


Christopher Connors, United States

Review posted Feb. 20, 2017

Excellent piece. Looks great in the frame. Looking forward to future works!

Response from Max Aitken

Feb. 20, 2017

Hi Christopher, Many thanks for the great review. It is always nice to have feedback from the client especially when it is positive. Best wishes Max

Christopher Connors, United States

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Feb. 20, 2017

Excellent piece. Looks great in the frame. Looking forward to future works!

Response from Max Aitken

Feb. 20, 2017

Hi Christopher, Many thanks for the great review. It is always nice to have feedback from the client especially when it is positive. Best wishes Max


tracy jo boyd, United States

Review posted Jan. 15, 2017

artwork was poorly packed, wrinkled on arrival, got it flattened out once framed.Art is beautifull and everybody smiles when they see it !

Response from Max Aitken

Jan. 16, 2017

Hi Tracy, Thanks for the review, sorry about the wrinkling, it was fine when it left here, may have suffered in the post. Anyway glad that the liked the work. Best wishes Max

tracy jo boyd, United States

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Jan. 15, 2017

artwork was poorly packed, wrinkled on arrival, got it flattened out once framed.Art is beautifull and everybody smiles when they see it !

Response from Max Aitken

Jan. 16, 2017

Hi Tracy, Thanks for the review, sorry about the wrinkling, it was fine when it left here, may have suffered in the post. Anyway glad that the liked the work. Best wishes Max


Scott Modesitt, United States

Review posted Jan. 5, 2017

Beautiful painting. Thanks for the quick and timely shipment.

Response from Max Aitken

Jan. 5, 2017

Hi Scott, Glad that you like the painting, it is always nice to get positive feedback. Best wishes Max

Scott Modesitt, United States

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Jan. 5, 2017

Beautiful painting. Thanks for the quick and timely shipment.

Response from Max Aitken

Jan. 5, 2017

Hi Scott, Glad that you like the painting, it is always nice to get positive feedback. Best wishes Max


Declan OHalloran, United Kingdom

Review posted Dec. 28, 2016

I had an excellent experience with Max. He very kindly and promptly sent me the painting and I received it the very next day after ordering. The quality of the painting is also excellent - thanks

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 29, 2016

Hi Declan,, Thanks for the great review. Glad that everything went well and the picture arrived in time. As l said before we did not realise that you could get married in the castle, not on the battlements l hope? Best wishes Max

Declan OHalloran, United Kingdom

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Dec. 28, 2016

I had an excellent experience with Max. He very kindly and promptly sent me the painting and I received it the very next day after ordering. The quality of the painting is also excellent - thanks

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 29, 2016

Hi Declan,, Thanks for the great review. Glad that everything went well and the picture arrived in time. As l said before we did not realise that you could get married in the castle, not on the battlements l hope? Best wishes Max


Matthew Wilson, United Kingdom

Review posted Dec. 27, 2016

Very happy. Everything very smooth. And best of all a fabulous picture Thanks Matthew

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 27, 2016

Hi Matthew, Many thanks for the great review, glad that you like the picture, it was one of my favorites. Best wishes and a happy new year Max

Matthew Wilson, United Kingdom

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Dec. 27, 2016

Very happy. Everything very smooth. And best of all a fabulous picture Thanks Matthew

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 27, 2016

Hi Matthew, Many thanks for the great review, glad that you like the picture, it was one of my favorites. Best wishes and a happy new year Max


An Artfinder user, United Kingdom

Review posted Dec. 16, 2016

Love my painting - can't believe how quick and easy it was from viewing online to delivery.

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 17, 2016

Hi Margaret, Thank you very much for the nice review and I am glad that you like the painting, it was hung on our dining room wall for a long time so we sorry to see it go. Best wishes Max

An Artfinder user, United Kingdom

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Dec. 16, 2016

Love my painting - can't believe how quick and easy it was from viewing online to delivery.

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 17, 2016

Hi Margaret, Thank you very much for the nice review and I am glad that you like the painting, it was hung on our dining room wall for a long time so we sorry to see it go. Best wishes Max


An Artfinder user, United Kingdom

Review posted Dec. 12, 2016

Love the painting. We've always enjoyed walking in bluebell woods, the sight and smell of Spring. Max Aitken's picture captures it perfectly.

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 12, 2016

Hi Chris, Many thanks for the nice review, Yes I also love the sight and smell of bluebells, to me they are the sign that spring has finally arrived and summer cannot be far behind. Best wishes and a happy Christmas Max

An Artfinder user, United Kingdom

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Dec. 12, 2016

Love the painting. We've always enjoyed walking in bluebell woods, the sight and smell of Spring. Max Aitken's picture captures it perfectly.

Response from Max Aitken

Dec. 12, 2016

Hi Chris, Many thanks for the nice review, Yes I also love the sight and smell of bluebells, to me they are the sign that spring has finally arrived and summer cannot be far behind. Best wishes and a happy Christmas Max


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