Sleeping Beauty - by Maxine Gadd "Imaginarium" ~ she was born Maxine Saunders, in England, October 14th 1962. In 1967 her family emigrated to Australia. Maxine's art was first exhibited at school & then at community art shows, where her early abilities won recognition through winning both first & second awards. She began selling her work at the age of 12. Although Maxine paints many subjects, it is the Fairies and Mermaids that people most want to see.