Born in Memphis Tennessee, Dustin has always appreciated the arts. He grew up living in California, Maryland and Florida before returning to Memphis. During the summer of 2008, he was involved in an accident that would later result in the loss of both hands. Shortly after, he began testing his abilities and set his focus on painting. He experimented with rich acrylics and bold patterns. At present, Maxwell is broadening his exploration into varied mediums and contrasting forms.