For projects and commission requests, email


Like many artists Mariya started drawing at a young age and to the dismay of her parents, her very early drawings often included UFOs and rather anatomically correct people.

Self-taught in art, she completed her degree in Biology with emphasis on medicine at Baylor University. Mariya currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and their velcro Border Collie, Lucky.

Exhibitions and Conventions


Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (Kansas City, MO)

Alamo City Comic Con (San Antonio, TX)

Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR)


ArtOrder: The Journal Art Book

"Castle of Dreams: A Studio Ghibli Tribute Art Show" (Houston, TX)

Terra Toys Gallery - Fairy Show (Austin, TX)

Artists and Artisans Festival (Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX)


Terra Toys Gallery - Christmas Show (Austin, TX)

Terra Toys Gallery - Halloween Show (Austin, TX)

Projects and Memberships

ICON9 The Illustration Conference (Advisor)

Changeling Artist Collective (Member)

SCBWI (Member)

Women's Illustration Retreat (Planner)

Spark Celebrations Event Planning (Event Planner)