Teigan Maynard

Author: Teigan Maynard

Teigan M. B. Maynard (born January 14, 1984) an artist from Louisiana.

She works mainly in her own style as well as in a surrealism and an abstract painting style. Her paintings reflect the emotions, surrounding environment, culture and traditions that she is faced with. She creates unique works that express meaningful views that somewhat goes unnoticed. 

"I am blessed even though I have been suffering with Epilepsy since the day I was born. The stress and toll of this illness causes me to find myself lost and it hurts knowing my family lives with this along side me, with this said I take my hurt, pain, love and all of the many emotions I feel everyday and apply them to my paintings. I was able to find my talent at the very young age of six. 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. During this time, I won numerous art contests, and had my paintings placed on display at different locations throughout the City of New Orleans. I was also chosen to join a unique organization named Ya/Ya (young artist/ young aspiration of New Orleans) where I was able to learn and explore the business side of the art world. At the time, I was the only middle school student picked to join Ya/Ya. 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. Although I studied fine arts and computer graphic design in college, I became very ill to the point I was unable to finish my studies. So, now 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." 

Even though she has been painting for so many years, Mrs. Teigan Maynard finally decided to start selling her art professionally in 2010.