I like when things come together in unexpected ways: when two colors make a third, the broken line where a tree meets a rock, an underpainting that sparkles through a pastel. It’s the surprise that keeps me wanting to create through a variety of mediums. Presently, I am making hand-dyed home décor that is accessible and useful, art that easily finds its way into someone’s home. The dyes offer infinite possibilities and feed my craving for color. Finding different ways of using the fabric keeps me connected to my “also love” of collage and when I need to make a mark, I’m never far away from my tray of pastels. The exuberance of these mediums makes me happy and is the common thread that travels throughout my work.
Maggie Burnett studied art at Mount Holyoke College and has taken classes at Massachusetts College of Art, Holcomb Farm Art and Environmental Learning Center, West Granby, CT and AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH. After many years as a graphic designer, she taught both adults and children in a variety of mediums, developed arts programming for non-profit organizations and helped create the Granby Artist Association. Since moving to the Upper Valley, Maggie worked at AVA Gallery and Art Center and is now the owner of Mae in White River Junction, VT.