Celeste Maia was born and grew up in Mozambique. Madrid, Spain is her current home, but Washington DC, Rome, Paris, Prague and Johannesburg are strong memories. Maia has a MFA from University of Maryland and an Art History degree from the Sorbonne in Paris. She was an oil-on-canvas, figurative artist for 25 years, showing in the US, Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, India, Japan, China, and Korea. In recent years, she has become fascinated with other art forms: watercolors, painting time on watch faces, writing and illustrating children’s books, and now making artist’s books. See www.celestemaia.com