I am Teigan M. B. Maynard born January 14, 1984, and I am an artist from New Orleans, Louisiana.
I work mainly in my own style as well as in expressionism, surrealism and abstract styles. My paintings reflect my emotions, surrounding environments, the culture and traditions that I have grown to witness. I create unique works that express meaningful views and different feelings.
I am blessed with the gift of being an artist although I have suffered with Epilepsy my whole life, but that gives me motivation to create and experience the world.
I was able to find my talent at the very young age. While in elementary school, my paintings became admired by different art teachers. I was tested on my artistic skills and placed in an advanced art class. I won numerous art contests, and had my paintings placed on display at different locations throughout the City of New Orleans and surrounding areas. I was chosen to join an organization named Ya/Ya (young aspiration young artist of New Orleans) where I was able to learn and explore the business side of the art world. I was the only middle school student picked to join Ya/Ya at that time. The organization was geared for high school art students to advance in their future art careers by advertising and selling their work. This opportunity gave me even more motivation in pursuing my dream of becoming a successful artist. I went on to study fine arts and computer graphic design in college.
As an adult, I finally decided to start my own creative business. My reason is simply to share my view on beautiful works of art and creativity to the world. To motivate people with disabilities and hope that they can find their courage to make a difference for themselves. I am still here pushing and fighting everyday, although the doctors did not believe I would live pass the age of thirteen. I am here showing the world that I will survive to see tomorrow.
I finally decided to start selling her art professionally in 2010.