Wilderness, wonder, connection, compassion. Images telling stories that speak to the heart.
Maia has illustrated award winning children's books, and her own series of Silent Books (picture books without words) are used in schools around the world to inspire creativity in children. She has visited schools in the UK and internationally to talk about and run workshops around these books and her work. Here you can see some examples of illustrations both from client work, and Maia's own picture books.
Either side are scenes from Caroline Nieuwenhuis' book Leave Nothing But Footprints, a children's book following a diver who encounters various sea creatures on an undersea adventure. The story highlights the ecological issues of single use plastic and ocean pollution.
Left is a scene from Mark Lemon's Otis Lemon & The Spectacular Submarine, winner of the Platinum Junior Design Award 2016 in the Children’s Book of The Year. And below, two more spreads from Mark's Thea Lemon series.