While Maya Farber always loved to sketch and draw, it was her teachers who discovered her talent and encouraged her to pursue art. Born in Romania, Maya spent many years in Nicaragua. At 18, she began her studies at Pratt Institute and continued at Hunter College, Hans Goffman School, and the Art Students League with Reginald Marsh and Will Barnett. Inspired by her early years in Central America, Maya works in vivid, tropical colors. “Although I have explored many subjects and techniques,” says Maya, “I paint what I feel, not what is radical or expected. The expression found in daily imagery, such as flowers and household objects has enriched my painting and been a source of great personal satisfaction.” Maya works from her studio in New York City and shows in Martha’s Vineyard, the Hamptons, New York, Europe and Israel. Maya is a Signature member of the National Collage Society and listed in numerous publications including Who’s Who in American Art, Creative Collage Techniques, and Collage in All Dimensions.