About the Artist:
Maya has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She learned drawing from her father, also an artist and went on to take private cartooning lessons with a working comic book artist. She honed her use of color for portraiture as a makeup-artist for over a decade. Maya exhibited her illustrations, drawings and paintings since 2011 and is a member of the Connecticut Portrait Society, East End Arts Council and the Wet Paints Art Group in Sayville, NY.
Art is in essence, an extension of who we are. In order to capture the TRUTH of a subject, we first must be honest with ourselves. The joy of making art should always be the focus, while learning technical aspects. Through practice, an artist must first trust themselves to 'see' subjects, light and shadow clearly.