I am a figurative artist, commissioned portrait artist, and commissioned doll faceup artist based in Fort Wayne, IN.
Many of my works are figurative, still-life, imaginative and realism all in one piece. When I say “figure", most people get an instant impression for "human figure”. However my objects are human, animals, my dolls, and anything that imitates living creature. I mainly work with oil and charcoal to paint or draw the subject mixed with nature and my imagination to create thought provoking scene.
I want my art to be easy to understand and make people think about stories. While some think realism is boring or out of date, I will continue to challenge that perspective with my curious and whimsical creations.
Maeve was born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1989 and resides in Indiana, U.S.A. since 2016.
She has been offered an admission to art school at age of 15 but did not pursue it since her family was against higher education in art. She remains self-trained until this day.
In her professional life before she became a fine artist, she has achieved to be an orchestral violinist, music instructor, ESL instructor, interpreter, and administrator at a local government office in Japan.
In her personal life, she is a mother of three small children. She is an enthusiastic Latin dancer and dresses daily in vintage and historically inspired outfit. She finds her artistic inspirations from past and history, nature, music, weather and all other surroundings as well as her own imagination and experiences.
Temporary closed from October 2019 to November 2020