Artist Chris Maynard is passionate about feathers. He says, “my work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” He has worked with feathers since he was 12 years old but only began showing his work in 2010. Since then, his unique feather shadowboxes have been quickly recognized by art collectors, the press, and a wide and interesting variety of people from around the world. He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, into his shadowbox feather designs. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.
Maynard has a strong background in biology and is also available for speaking engagements. The subject is Feathers: Beauty and Function. He is a member of Artists for Conservation and also has a web page there.