Ink, colored pencil, digital, printmaking
After leaving an art program to pursue psychology, and nearly 20 years away from any form of drawing Maggie took a pen and ink class at the Art Alliance in Lemont, PA in 2017. Her passion for drawing came rushing back and pen and ink felt immediately like the perfect medium and what had been missing from her art journey all along. Her art has always centered around the environment, most often including animals. When she creates a concept for a piece she begins by focusing on the animal(s) and builds the background around them. Every piece begins with a rough/loose pencil sketch first focusing on the eyes before any ink is laid down. Some of her favorite parts about working with ink are the crisp clean lines, textures and shading that can be created with one simple tool. Recently she has begun adding more color to her work digitally through Procreate and through the use of colored pencils. Maggie’s work has been featured in several shows including the Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival and she has participated three times in a large scale wood carving event called Big Ink. Maggie sells her work locally through the Lemont Gallery Shop and teaches classes at the Art Alliance. Maggie lives in State College PA with her husband, two girls and 2 dogs.