Maia was first commissioned to paint a surfboard long before turning it into a craft. Years down the line, she now hand paints a wide variety of boards – surf, longboards, skateboards, mini cruisers, and so on. Many of these boards are exhibited around her hometown in Newquay, as well as having been commissioned for galleries and venues worldwide.
Maia is also an illustrator of award winning children’s books, and a published author. As a freelance illustrator and artist she creates artwork and designs for a range of international clients.
Maia uses a variety of media for her work, but for her originals – including surfboards, skate decks, surf fins, and artwork on wood – she mainly works with acrylic paint and posca paint pens.
The chaotic and ever-changing coastal landscape of Cornwall provides Maia with a continuous flow of inspiration for her artwork.