When the going gets rough

Whenever I feel like an imposter, I let myself go on paper, let the colours spill and allow the paint to take on a life of its own.

Bird Studies

Going back to my art routine had been hard lately. I cannot stress how difficult it is to establish a routine of making art while being a full-time employee and a full-time graduate student. I started little. I take a break in the afternoon to do a quick sketch or follow an online tutorial. I…

Directionless Sketches

I don’t often draw people. I rarely have people in my paintings. I want to focus and study something else for a change. Haven’t we got enough pictures of people on the internet? But I find that I need more and more familiarity in the past few days.


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About Me

Hi! I’m Maia, a microbiologist, botanical artist, and science communicator. I’m taking my Master’s degree in Microbiology, and I plan to work on cyanobacteria biotechnology research after grad school. I craft botanical, fauna, and microbe art and scientific articles in the hopes of making Science a part of our daily, creative lives. I also love fountain pens and mechanical keyboards.

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