Maggy Aston

Morning Glory
24 x 20 Mixed Media Monotype, 2023


Painting on prints, and printing upon drawings and watercolors is my usual working method, so most of my prints end up as mixed-media monotypes. Matrices are interchangeable, and images move from print to print. Prints are chopped up, collaged, painted or printed over, or sanded off. Residual surfaces produced by many changes form the textured atmospheres upon which I like to draw and paint. Vaporous states, transitions from solid to liquid, and the accumulation and dispersion of particles, are impressions I try to convey through manipulations of paint and ink. I use a range of nontoxic print processes including relief, intaglio, stencil, offset color-viscosity, laser engraving, and nature printing.


Maggy Aston is a mixed-media printmaker who makes art about nature and science. She lives in rural Greene County, Pennsylvania, and spends her summers painting outdoors on Assateague Island, Virginia. She is a Professor of Art at PennWest University where she teaches drawing, printmaking, and the art of natural science. She holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from WVU.

She has exhibited her work with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Print Group, The International Print Center in NYC, the Monotype Guild of New England, The Maryland Federation of Art, Bradley International Print and Drawing Competitions, Site Gallery in Brooklyn, and the Print Center in Philadelphia.

Examples of her art prints, drawings, paintings, and gardens can be found on her website at: