A Filipino Artistic voice echoing persistence, patience, passion for her art, accentuating a sense of adventure, tempered by discipline and faith. Multi-awarded and recognized Filipina artists Maia Magpantay from Angono, Rizal is a palette knife painter. She paints in oil using the palette knife. Maia expresses her simple imaginative art through vibrant coloration with roughening strokes and textures. Her interest the simplicity of shapes and unique colorful fetes is here depiction of the celebration and modesty of life.
After bagging memorable awards for her artistic prowess, backed by a Fine Arts degree from Far Eastern University, Sampaloc Manila in 1998, her pallete knife has been producing art pieces that found exquisite value in the legendary art historian Manny Duldulao's book publication Philippine Art Now and in the pages of the Great Theme of Philippine Art: Mother and Child by the same critique and author.
Prolific and achievng in her field, Maia was awarded Artist of the Year by the Municipality of Angono for excellence in art in 2004, and outstanding youth of Angono by the Local Government Youth organization in 2007.