Eat 11: “Let Osprey”
peacock and argus pheasant wings
17 x 23 in. unframed

About the artist:
Chris Maynard is one of 80 artists whose work will be available for sale at the 29th annual Western Visions Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Western Visions takes place September 9 – October 9, 2016. Maynard, who has a background in Biology and Ecology, has worked with feathers since the young age of 12, and has since become an established favorite of art collectors, bird lovers, and individuals worldwide.

Maynard’s “Feathers,” portrays his fascination with what he describes as “nature’s pinnacle of achievement: the intersection of function and beauty.” He recycles feathers shed or discarded by birds annually from private aviaries and zoos and manipulates them into exceptional feather shadowboxes.

The 29th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale is carefully curated and includes both traditional and contemporary sketches, paintings, and sculpture. Western Visions is the cornerstone of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, and includes several fun and social events that allow collectors and artists to interact. A full list of event details can be found at:


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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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