My name is Maya and I am a Brazilian/ English illustrator based in Brighton, UK.
I am a recent BA (Hons) Illustration graduate from Brighton University.
Being born in Brazil to a British mother, I have always been in between two very different cultures. Growing up in a small tropical island, I was submerged by dense Atlantic forest, with a whole world of beautiful creatures and constantly surrounded by the sea, contrasted by the cold white Christmases in Yorkshire… This diversity of surroundings, colours and culture has always fascinated me and brought me to explore the little differences of the world, especially when it came to my life as an illustrator.
I try to bring as much colour as possible into my life while still appreciating the simplicity of the world, which can be seen in my work today.
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