Solo Exhibition – Cycling

Poster for Maxine Dodd exhibition at Oundle

Celebrating ten years of drawing and painting Tour de France

23rd – 29th April 2022 – Canon Gallery, Oundle, nr Peterborough

Hello and welcome to Spring! I am delighted to invite you to my exhibition, ‘Cycling‘ which opens at the Canon Gallery in the lovely town of Oundle, near Peterborough this weekend. Believe it or not, I am celebrating my tenth year of drawing and painting the Tour de France, which I did for the first time in 2012 – what a fantastic year 2012 was? It has been a wonderful time to see the sport develop and grow in popularity in the UK and I have enjoyed watching from the sidelines with my pen and watercolours, recording these great races and emerging cycling stars.

It will be great to have work on show in a gallery once more, especially after the hiatus forced upon us all by the pandemic. Oundle is a popular destination for local cycling clubs and groups, so a great location for this show. The Canon Gallery is in the heart of the town and will be open from 10am – 5pm every day – Sunday, 10am – 4pm and I will be in the gallery every day to welcome you. There will be around 25 framed pictures plus mounted and portfolio pieces which are fresh off the drawing board. All the paintings and drawings are available to buy.

I am so looking forward to meeting you, talking cycling and art and hearing your stories, as it’s been such a long time! If you want to enquire about any pictures or have any queries in advance, please do get in touch, email is easiest

See you there!

Here is a preview of some of the work you will see… some old and some new but all favourites!

RI Watercolour Artists – Mall Galleries

Operation I – SOLD

I made this image during the first lockdown. It was part of a series I called ‘Hospital’, inspired by news reports and documentaries shown through the early stages of the pandemic, when the crisis was acute.

I was struck by the depth of concentration that was still visible through the smallest glimpse of the surgeons’ faces; the lighting reminiscent of paintings from centuries before. It was a profound and evocative scene.

Earlier this year, I decided to enter the painting to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 209th exhibition.

I was over the moon to receive the email with the first word, ‘ CONGRATULATIONS’ at the top! My painting was accepted and will travel to London for the show in May.

Throughout the crisis, one promise I made to myself, was to visit London to see my favourite galleries as soon as they were able to reopen.

This impossibly long list, includes the National Gallery, both Tates, the Courtauld, the National Portrait Gallery, the Wallace Collection and the Mall Galleries.

Never in a million years did I think that my first visit will include a show featuring one of my own pictures!

Operation I at the Mall Galleries,
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Maxine Dodd at the Mall Galleries
Visiting in person, Maxine D
Framed original watercolour by Maxine Dodd, ‘Operation I’
Operation I – SOLD

Update – November 2021: ‘Operation I’ has now sold.

Harborough Artists – Open Studios – Thank you!

Open Studios

To everyone who came along over the weekend to visit artists in the Harborough Artists Cluster Open Studios Trail, thank you for your wonderful support.

I was delighted to show my work alongside Marion Holden and Derek Brittan in Great Bowden. Two excellent artists and great friends!

We had over 100 visitors on the two days and made good sales. The weather was perfect and it was lovely to see old friends and new!

Looking forward to seeing you again soon 🙂

Call to cyclists!

cycling art, Black, pink, yellow

Are you visiting Leicester soon?  If you are a cyclist and you follow ‘Racing Lines’ I would be thrilled to bits if you can come to see my pictures on show in two locations in the City – the New Walk Museum and Cank Street Gallery. 

You will also be rewarded with views of the best parts of the city, the New Walk and St Martins square – lovely coffee shops and restaurants. You can make a day of it if you fancy.

These three pictures are in the Leicester Society of Artists show which runs until 9th December. Mine are numbers 69, 70 and 71…  which will help you to find them! Click here for info about the New Walk Museum. To purchase a painting, call 0116 225 4900.

In the heart of the city near St Martins, is the Cank Street Gallery – a great independent gallery where you will find these pictures. All are available to buy – Click here to buy from the gallery website or call  0116 253 0313

In between the two, you will also find this year’s annual exhibition by the Leicester Sketch Club, a great show running at the Old Library building on Belvoir Street. Click here for all the details.

If you are able to come along and support our favourite sport in art, it would be great. I think it is long overdue!

Best wishes,
Maxine 🙂

jGallery – Racing Lines: Pop-Up Exhibition

Cycling art, tour de France, dumoulin

Bonjour! I know, the Tour has started and I’m late… but there is a good reason! My good friend Sue, owner and curator of jGallery in Moulton, Northampton, contacted me with an idea of a new show celebrating not only the Tour de France but cycling itself – from vintage to ultra-modern.  The key word for us was ‘funky’! This show should be a little bit different… so do go along to see! The exhibition runs from 18th July to 4th August.

The show will feature 26 of my original pictures from the Tour de France races from 2012 – 2017. There are framed watercolours, pen and ink, along with mixed media images in acrylic and pastel.

Full details of the gallery, how to get there are below this glimpse of some of the images you can discover:

jGallery is the perfect venue and the paintings look stunning in this lovely setting.  The gallery also boasts a super garden and coffee shop – Treat yourself!  Exhibition details on

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jgallery, art, independent art gallery, moulton, northampton, East Midlands art gallery
2018 – jGallery – Racing Lines exhibition



jGallery – How to get there

Racing Lines: Le Tour

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester

Hello and best wishes for 2018! This first post of the year is another to encourage a visit to my home city of Leicester – this time for a personal reason. The Leicester Society of Artists runs a programme with the Cank Street Gallery in Leicester featuring its members throughout the year.  An article about each artist appears on the LSA website and Cank Street Gallery shows a collection of the artist’s work in the gallery.

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester
Cank Street Gallery, Leicester

At the moment, it’s my turn and the gallery has chosen pictures from ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ to show until 28th February. It was a lovely surprise and honour to be chosen and I’m delighted to have the chance to show these pictures together in Leicester for the first time.

The paintings here all feature in the exhibition and can be bought through the Cank Street Gallery in Leicester or online. See the exhibition catalogue on Cank Street Gallery, Leicester and read more on Leicester Society of Artists

Leicester Society of Artists
Leicester Society of Artists

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ on tour – update

Lower Gallery at jGallery, Moulton, Northamptonshire

Hello! A quick update from the previous post, to say thanks to everyone at jGallery on Saturday. It was great to see old friends and meet new! Gallery owner Sue and I were delighted that some of the paintings will be making their way to new homes at the end of August. The exhibition has been curated with great imagination by Sue for which I’m so grateful! Do come and visit this lovely independent gallery if you can, you’ll find a warm welcome awaits! Full details about jGallery on

Meanwhile, here are some photos of the gallery to whet your appetite!


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The paintings are available to buy through the gallery. For the full list of paintings and all enquiries, contact by email on or telephone: +44 (0) 1604 492192


‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ on tour

FDJ, by Maxine Dodd

Hello! Following the first ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ exhibition in July, I’m delighted to tell you that the exhibition has a new home throughout August. This is the lovely jGallery Contemporary Art Gallery and Coffee House at Moulton in Northamptonshire. Moulton is a pretty village set in the countryside. It is a popular area for cyclists, so is the perfect venue for the paintings. jGallery hosted my first solo exhibition, ’20 Stages’ in 2012, so it’s great to be back with the new collection.

The gallery is kindly hosting a special launch on Saturday from 3pm-5pm, so it will be great to see you if you can come along. See more about jGallery on

Meanwhile, here is a small selection of some 30 paintings you’ll be able to see.


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Meanwhile, here is a small selection of some 30 paintings you’ll be able to see.


The paintings are available to buy through the gallery. For all enquiries, please contact directly by email on or telephone: +44 (0) 1604 492192