Artist Chris Maynard says, “my work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” He has worked with feathers since he was twelve and his unique feather shadowboxes are recognized by art collectors, bird lovers,, 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 combines his strong backgrounds in biology and ecology into not only his art, but also a tabletop book and engaging and informative talks. The subject of these are feathers: beauty, function, and meaning. He is a member of Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation.