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I'M A CRAZY CAT LADY...
...and an art history nerd who is passionate about everything creative.
I BELIEVE THAT...
...art teaches empathy and authenticity - things our world needs more of these days.
MY DREAM FOR YOU IS...
...that you learn to let go and create without second guessing yourself.
hey there, friend!

My name is Mai

ARTIST, WRITER, TEACHER

I believe your life is a work of art. 

I was born in Nashville, TN, and mostly raised out in the country, where being homeschooled allowed me the freedom to explore and think outside the typical school routines. Spending so much time alone in nature fostered a strong sense of creativity and imagination in me. As a teen, I began studying art history and learning to paint, which led me to sell my paintings at local craft fairs. I later attended Watkins College of Art and Design, majoring in fine arts. However, I soon felt that the fine art world was too closed off and elitist. I believed art should be accessible to everyone and that creativity should be fun and free.

I began offering private art lessons to all ages and started leading visual arts programs at local non-profits. My interest in creativity wasn't limited to just visual art—I loved finding ways for different mediums to overlap and collaborate, organizing shows that combined music, visual art, and live painting. My journey continued as I managed and worked with local theaters, curated gallery shows, and led arts programming at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro, TN. In 2018, I wrote and illustrated my first children's book, "Maeby the Cat." This venture into creative writing launched a new career in the publishing industry, where I continue to work today.

Now, I want to help you unleash your creativity and embrace your
inner artist.

Through my diverse experiences, I have realized that what many of us need is a release and spaces where we can be present and use our imaginations. My art lessons aim to provide that escape, allowing you to embrace the creative process without worrying about perfection. Whether you’re looking to bond with your family through art or find a relaxing solo project, my goal is to make creativity accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

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TO SUM IT UP...

I want to help you make creativity a part of your every day life

My mission is to make creativity an integral part of your life, helping you explore and develop your artistic abilities. With years of experience in art education and a passion for fostering creativity, I am here to guide you on your creative journey.

18

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ART EDUCATION & CREATIVE PROGRAMMING

number of STUDENTS i'VE HAD THE HONOR OF TEACHING OVER THE YEARS

350+

50+

shows i've organized and/or curated

PUBLIC ART INITIATIVES I'VE CREATED, ASSISTED WITH, AND/OR LED

15+

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