Born in rural New Zealand, Maya grew up with a rich appreciation of nature and love of the land. Moving to the coastal area of the Hokianga when she was nine, she became immersed in the spiritual connection with art and nature through her experiences with Maori culture.
She attended Ilam School of Art at the University of Canterbury, NZ, majoring in printmaking. She developed a rich toolbox of techniques as well as an appreciation of the sensuality of textured surfaces.
She moved to Australia in 1989, settling in Kalgoorlie, WA. She taught printmaking and drawing at Kalgoorlie College, and included in her studies jewellery-making and textiles.
Now settled on the Sunshine Coast for the last 12 years, Maya has recently established Rosebed St Gallery & Studio in Eudlo with her close friend and fellow artist, Annie McRae. She paints, teaches and curates...
More of her art is on the gallery website, www.rosebedstgallery.com
Artist's Website: Rosebed St Gallery & Studio, Eudlo