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118 Church Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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Maggy Brown Artwork-  Another Day, Another Collage

Portrait by Vanda Spinello

Ever since I can remember, I was determined to be different than the people I knew. Both of my parents worked in the confines of offices filled with numbers, files and tasks that seemed all very boring to me. I’ve always had a vivid imagination. I surely didn’t want people in my life to be bored by the description of what I did for a living. It seemed to me that the only thing I was exceptional at was art. So I talked my middle class parents into sending me to the prestigious Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, one of the best art schools one could eventually have on a curriculum vitae. The college administration told me I was the youngest student ever to be accepted. I would be damned if I would ever regret not moving on opportunities that laid themselves in front of me. After a whirlwind career in fashion and film in Paris, France and Milan, Italy, I returned to the states to continue my creative life.

I began collaging dogs when I was illustrating and writing the first book of the Lawrence the Wonder Dog™ series. It all started with ripped paper backgrounds to depict the seaside. Then I explored collaging the dogs.

NY Times Mutual Fund report spoke to me to depict white fur—is white really just white? Cork paper has a nice fur-like texture for the brown patches, and dark gray wallpaper can give the black spots more texture. I’m told it is uncanny how I can capture the pet’s personality by merely using bits of different colored and patterned papers. I use old wallpaper samples, the Mutual Fund reports, scanned fabric swatches, scanned love letters and postcards from my past, romance novel pages, whimsy and love.

Now, I am offering custom pet portrait collages for everyone who wants to immortalize their precious pets—big or small.

Click on an image below to view my gallery of collages.

Spaniel Commission Collage SOLD