High Artist Spotlight: Maya S.

Maya Shay, a talented painter hailing from Israel, has nurtured a lifelong passion for art and painting. Her artistic journey began during her childhood, and in recent years, she has transitioned into professional painting.Maya predominantly works with oil paint and has successfully ventured into the world of digital art, with several collections sold out as NFTs. Her artistic style is primarily influenced by cubism, but it seamlessly incorporates elements from various art genres, including surrealism, expressionism, and street art.Maya's art delves into the depths of human emotions and feelings across a spectrum of conditions, often portrayed through evocative portraits. The cubist style offers her the freedom to explore these themes without confines, creating intricate scenes with basic shapes that continue to captivate and engage the viewer.Many of Maya's paintings are deeply personal, drawing inspiration from her own experiences and emotions. Her artistic aim is to create pieces that resonate with the audience while presenting them in a fresh, innovative light.
We recently caught up with Maya after High Art 2023 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:

Where do you find your creative inspiration?
My own life experience and memories

Why do you do what you do?
Painting is my emotional outlet

What art/artist do you most identify with?
I love expressionism and cubism

What themes do you pursue the most?
Emotions and different state of mind

What role does an artist have in society?
Help people feel, identify and understand situations better.

What is your artistic outlook on life?
Creation is the fuel that feeds the soul

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Take it easy

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.
Yes! The list is endless but my latest Playlist includes...

What's the best thing about being an artist?
The satisfaction of creating

What is your dream project?
An exhibition containing huge canvases ​

Support Maya by shopping her collection here.