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Don Maynard

BIOGRAPHY

In the process of making my art, I like to explore materials. The relationship between the materials I use and my creative approach is very close. My works on paper are primarily done in the encaustic medium. Encaustic painting is a process that uses melted beeswax to suspend colored pigments. Layers of wax are applied hot and then fused together. The material inspires a certain alchemy. There is a fluid response in these hot materials, and natural sculptural elements result when the piece has cooled. Although my work is rooted in the abstract and minimal aesthetic, water and landscape imagery maintain a strong presence in the current paintings. - Don Maynard