Maya Gertler and Mia Klugman
Mia and Maya are students in their senior year of high school studying art.
Art is a hobby and a passion for both of them. After discussions, they decided to put their work out into the world and exhibit at the Hospital.
Six months ago, they sat down and thought about what they wanted out of this experience and decided it was to bring joy to the Hospital. They also decided to push themselves to try something new by experimenting with fun themes and oil paints – shortly after starting, they were instantly obsessed.
The combination of recognisable animals with whimsical landscapes and surreal circumstances underpins each piece. The preliminary sketches of ideas were quite different to what was finally produced, and they’ve both felt that as the works progressed, they too were on a real artistic journey.
The subject matter of animals was selected because both have a love for them; Maya works in a pet shop, and Mia has three cats and two dogs!
They hope that everyone who sees the works loves them just as much as they do.
Simon and Garfunkel the Ducklings
Omar the Owl
Frances the Frog
Trevor the Turtle
Glenn the Giraffe
Gloria the Goldfish
Russell the Rhino
Dale the Dog
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