Maia grew up in NE Florida and graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design. Maia is inspired by her great-grandmother, Gisella Loeffler, a well-known Taos, New Mexico artist of immense and diverse talent. In many of Maia’s works you can see her great grandmother’s influence of decorative child folklore figures, as well as many cheerful Austrian and Mexican motifs. Maia’s childhood was filled with art, fashion, textiles and vintage finds. Today, Maia’s greatest joy is her darling daughter Lucia.