What you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

19th of September 2020

My name is Maya and I am a fashion & lifestyle artist. When I am not drawing I am probably thinking about drawing or talking about it with a friend.

Fashion was of central interest for most of my life but last few years I've started doing a lot of lifestyle themes: interiors, products, food and botanicals. After a while I realised that my passion isn't so much one theme or niche or even one medium ( I use watercolour, ink, charcoal, pastel, collage): my main motivation is drawing itself and expressing emotion through drawing.

My turn ons include  certain hues of pink colour, really good Arches paper, a well executed ink line, japanese brushes, unruly watercolour blots, mistakes and a drawing that loses form in all the right places.My turn offs in order of importance are: current form of capitalism, systemic racism, "perfectly curated" Instagram feed, diet culture and art that just adds noise to the world.

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