A working artist for nearly 20 years, Maggie Hasbrouck’s dreamlike paintings are recognized for her signature meditative style and for the medium that she helped bring to the forefront of the contemporary American Art scene; “Photoencaustic ” is a technique she developed and perfected over the last 18 years that employs both her photographic productions and the centuries old practice of painting with hot beeswax. She mixes resins and pigment into beeswax that are painted over a photographic print, then finishes with a fusion of oils, pigment glazes and varnishes that make each painting seem to glow from the inside out.
A native of Pitman, New Jersey, Hasbrouck currently calls Atlanta, Ga., home. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in art from the University of Illinois at Champaign (1987) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1985). She began her gallery work as an artist at the renowned Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta then moved to the Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta and Santa Monica. After a 15 year run with Bill Lowe she has moved her Atlanta affiliation to The Mason Murer gallery. Hasbrouck is also represented by Gallery One in Nashville, Robert Kidd Gallery in Michigan, Madison Gallery in CA, and Octavia Gallery in London and Bath, UK. Her paintings are represented in over 200 public and private collections throughout the world, including those of Sir Elton John, Dennis Quaid, Faith Hill, Courtney Cox Arquette and Jon Bon Jovi as well as at Nordstrom, Alston + Bird, King & Spalding, The Phoenix, Bachenalia, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Hasbrouck’s work has been featured in numerous publications and her first book “Treasure: Twenty One paintings and a Key,” was published in the summer of 2010. In honor of a close family friend, forty percent of the proceeds from “Treasure” will benefit the JCM foundation for Cancer Research.