Who is this maya mitteN?
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Greetings and welcome to my cyber portal..my name is Maya aka Miss Mitten and I am an artist who dabbles mostly in old school cut and paste collage using the Kodachrome palette of old National Geographics and old album covers to create new and seamless images. I use my talent to teach others in both a one to one context or in group sessions and have taught in the Saatchi Gallery in London and Hamburg in Germany as well as in my local community here in West Wales. I run sessions in all sorts of environments from mental health to youth work.
Working with people in this way and encouraging creativity and expression is something that brings me much joy.
Something else that brings me much joy is music - especially reggae/dub and soundsystem culture which has been a love since I first heard the likes of Ijahman and Steel Pulse some 34 years ago - little did I know that 34 years later I would be a well established 'Selectress' playing the music I love to dance floors from Wales to Germany as well as providing my art and design for album covers for the likes of the Irie-Ites and Echo Beach and promotions for events within the scene; I was heavily involved in the organisation of the Clifftop Reggae Party 2016 and still continue to be involved in putting on nights here in Wales.
The future is looking bright as this Autumn brings the first release from Queen Dubby Sound - a concept which started out as a visual concept to showcase my art in the soundsystem world and culminated in an exhibition in Hamburg last year.
I am also known for my Magic Wardrobe - a travelling portal of illusion which is constantly evolving....
In my spare time I work in a fruit & veg shop and provide friendly banter and a listening ear to keep my feet on the ground and walk the hills to keep me well.