Edie Maney's paintings are discovered, not created. The artist uses bold colors and layers her canvases, bringing an unexpected textural dimension to her work.
Seemingly employing everything from a squeegee to a pallet knife to a handy scraper, Maney introduces random possibilities into her work, pushing paint across her canvases, occasionally revealing figurative elements that are allowed to coexist with the abstract designs in her swirling, slashing surfaces.
Serendipitously shapes developed and began to take form through her nonobjective method. Images appeared vague at first and grew to take on special meaning. Maney loves the ability of the figure as it captures and leads the viewer into the whole painting, yet remains an image of beauty unto itself.