Maia's children's illustrations are distinct, often mixing magic and innocence with something darker and more atmospheric in single illustrations.
She 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 visits schools in the UK and internationally on a regular basis, to talk about her work.
Left and below are two scenes 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. Further down, two more spreads from Mark's Thea Lemon series.