MaiYap is a self-taught master colorist with over 25 years of experience. One can see MaiYap’s Chinese and Panamanian ancestral background in her work. She utilizes bright and luscious colors while painting with extreme detail and expertise. Mai Yap’s expertise ranges from her extreme close-ups of oil painted flowers, to landscapes and abstract pieces painted solely with a palate knife.
“As in nature, MAIYAP's images are built using a cornucopia of various shades of white and soft colors that are painstakingly applied stroke-by-stroke, layer-by-layer, as if woven in a tapestry of paint.”