Elaine Maisel

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Full Name: Elaine Maisel

City: Ridgeland

State: Mississippi

Date Joined: 2012

Member Classification: Exhibiting

Medium: Feathers and Mixed Media. Artist Categories: Surface Design.


Elaine Maisel, "I paint on feathers because I like how the shape, size, and specific demands of feathers challenges me creatively, focusing my attention on detailed, mindful, miniature work. Like watercolor, there is little room for error. Once my brush touches the feather, it cannot be erased. My painted feathers are displayed behind glass, either inside glass ornaments or mounted in shadowboxes. The feathers I use come from local parrot owners; small family farms that raise free-range fowl such as chickens, guineas, and peacocks; and from Mississippi turkey hunters. I enjoy personally meeting the birds and bird-owners that provide the canvases for my acrylic paint." Living and working in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Elaine is a member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi and bassoon in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

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