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Maya Nicol Matthews, Mixed Media


My name is Maya Matthews and I am a Studio Art major and Psychology minor at Baldwin Wallace University. I consider myself a mixed media painter due to my love of using things such as string to add dimension and connection to my paintings. I choose to not limit myself to the titles of "Abstract" or "Realism" but rather combine the two in an effort to reflect the beauties of life — those represented and those that aren't.

Through the experiences that come with life, especially as a black woman, I have been able to turn to art as a platform to express myself in ways that words can't. I've also been able to find peace. Due to my realization of the ability of art, they inspired me to set a goal for myself of inspiring others while allowing them to feel the same peace that I was able to obtain through expressing myself creatively. I look forward to graduating in 2020 and continuing my mission of changing people's lives through the healing power of art and art therapy. I also look forward to expanding my experience as an artist while learning from the lessons and people who come my way.



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