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B. Michele Maynard
 

Methods

I paint with acrylic on canvas or board, sometimes collaging with bits of fabric, pages from discarded books, and old homework abandoned by my sons. I build up a history on the surface as I put in time on the piece, letting it take me where it will. I love the ghosts of images that came before and were sacrificed on the way to a finished painting--the mystery of suggestion.

I also work with fabric to construct collages, again building up a surface, but with the pattern and color on the textile working like paint on a palette and with machine stitching as the mark making on top of the constructed piece.