Maia resides in both Montana and Idaho. She grew up in rural Montana, and found her creative calling at a young age. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in Art and minoring in French. She later received a full scholarship to the Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence. Her work is primarily done in oil, is richly colored, spacious and stunningly framed. She states,"I believe that Art is much like a language; the more that you speak it, the better you become at expressing yourself through it."
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