Maya is a 16-year-old junior at Marian Central Catholic High School in Illinois. She is also taking art classes at Main Street Art Center in Lake Zurich, and has been doing so for many years. Main Street Art Center is where Maya learned many techniques that she uses in her art work. She learned these techniques and other ways to continue to improve her art from some very talented art teachers at Main Street Art Center.
Maya’s painting, “Sunset Sailing”, was created for her cousin, Alice, for her 18th birthday. Alice loves oceans, sunsets, beaches, peaceful summer scenery, and lots of color. Maya wanted to paint something Alice would like, so she did her best to create the perfect piece for her. Little did Maya know that her art would also be selected as a Top Ten Winner in the Summer 2012 national art contest. “Sunset Sailing” was picked out of over a thousand entries as one of the ten best in her age division.