I have appreciation for all form of art but for my professional expertise, I am particularly passionate for figurative art. When I say "figurative" most people have instant impression for "human figure" but I like to reflect any figure that has character. Those figures are, but not limited to, human, animals, and my dear dolls. I mainly work with oil and charcoal to paint or draw object often with natural elements and my imagination to create detailed thought provoking scene.
The fun of realism is that it only have to be realistic but not necessarily real.
If I label my style of art, I would call it Whimsical Realism. My works are definitely representative and not impressionism or abstract art. However they do not completely fall in realism or surrealism. When I paint a mushroom made of wood, which sounds surreal, I do have a mushroom made of wood. When I paint a beautiful girl but with joints like a doll does, I have my life-like doll sitting right in front of me.
While some say realism is boring, I will continue to disagree with the statement with my creations because I believe that realism is not boring , art should be easy to understand, and my works meant to be beautiful.
Maeve was born in Japan in 1989. She was surrounded by multi-cultural, multilingual, multiracial environment while she resided in Japan and spent part of her time in England.
She was once offered a recommended admission to art school by her art teacher when she was 15 years old but never could pursue since her family was against higher education in art. She remains self-trained until this day.
She moved to Indiana, United States, from Japan in 2016. After numbers of suggestions and encouragements from people, she began creating her art professionally in 2018.
In her professional life before she became a fine artist, with her strong determination, she achieved to be an orchestral violinist and music instructor, ESL instructor, interpreter, and administrator at a local government office in Japan.
In her personal life, she is a mother of two toddlers and a baby girl. She is an enthusiastic Latin dancer in 50's and older style outfit. She gets artistic inspirations from past and history, nature, her own imagination and experiences.
Temporary closed from October 2019 to November 2020