Julie Maynard’s work is form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, building up layers that incorporate bits and pieces picked up along the Potomac River and city streets.
The works on paper are collages of advertisements and illustrations torn from magazines and catalogues. Found objects add texture and shadow lines. The three-dimensional pieces often begin with a shape from nature — a bird, a leaf — cut from wood.
The editor and publisher of two small weekly newspapers, she lives near Burkittsville.