Maya began her artistic training as a child in the art schools of Leningrad, where she studied painting, drawing and compositional technique. After attending the Leningrad High College of Art and Design, Maya worked in the field of children’s book illustration, wallpaper design, took part in the elaboration of the murals for the cinema halls and concert halls in Leningrad, Moscow, Erevan and Komsomolsk-na-Amure, and in private residences.
Maya’s paintings are so rich with colour, light and detail that they reflect not only an extraordinary draughtsmanship but also a sense of artistic well-being and happiness. In the hands of this artist, interiors and still lives become extraordinary, and the chairs and flowers, harps and roman pillars that have been interpreted by generations of artists take on personas that could be sophisticated and rich, whimsical and fun, having their own independent life within the painting.
Maya works in water-colours and oils, using her own distinctive technique that combines oil painting and etching.