Artist Biography

MaiYap is a Chinese Panamanian artist and art instructor living in Miami, Florida. She produces high quality innovative paintings that bring happiness, social and environmental awareness. She is a master colorist with 30 years of experience painting oils in a variety of techniques, ranging from realistic flowers utilizing traditional brushes, landscapes and abstracts done exclusively with palette knives to assemblages utilizing numerous found objects. She is the founder and director of Palette Knife Artists of Miami. She has helped expand art programs at Fairchild Botanical Gardens, City of Palmetto Bay, the General Consulate of Panamá in Miami and Coconut Grove Art Festival, among others. MaiYap received her education from the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. She teaches art at prestigious Fairchild Botanical Gardens, is the Vice-President for the National League of American Pen Women Coral Gables branch and has participated in over 100 national and international exhibits.


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