Maxwell Newhouse was born in Campbell River, B.C. on August 1,1947. Early in his youth he excelled in art. In recent years, he has become particularly noticed for his wonderfully detailed and lively folk art paintings with their whimsical themes and careful attention to the details of everyday life.
In 2001 he was published by Tundra using the style of art he has become known for. At present he has two illustrated children’s book and one author/illustrated. Max and his wife Lillian have three children, two sons and a daughter. After living in Vancouver and the North Shore for 20 years, they moved to Chilliwack and now live in Cultus Lake.