About | I was born in Lima, Peru, and adopted as a baby by my mom, Donna (Hi mom!), when I was 4 months old. I grew up and was raised in Cincinnati by my mom and Aunt Diane, who are two of the most generous and energetic twins you’ll ever meet. I was also raised by my grandparents, John and Ethel who, along with the twins have help shape me, teaching me, among so many things, the virtues of self reliance and my own inner strength. I would be remiss here if I did not mention that my mother also taught me it is perfectly acceptable to be unreasonably early to airports, soccer games or any gathering, as well as the gleeful merits of getting the best deal when shopping. I truly feel lucky and honored to have been given my family- for the encouragement and love I was afforded, and the support to be myself, even if they didn't always understand me. My interests growing up revolved around art and religion and, as my interests adjusted and grew, food and nutrition would become one of my other integral passions. It would be later, that I was exposed to many areas of spirituality that took me to where my heart was craving, beyond my childhood conditionings. I would learn that I could become my own advocate on my creative and spiritual path.
I attended SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. I grew not only as an artist and as a human. I learned that being open-minded and honest to oneself was an attractive quality, not an awkward eccentricism to be suppressed- that being our true raw and authentic selves is the very root of our power. I graduated with a degree in Illustration while also having an equally intense passion for holistic wellness and dreamt of one day creating art that encouraged others in their journey of genuine health while continuously cultivating my own healing experience. I am inspired by communities, organizations, businesses, publications, and people that communicate and use their energy to enrich creativity, adventure, open mindedness and wellbeing in order to guide and heal our larger community.
After college, I had a determination to move to New York. The electricity here, NYC is like a permanent full moon. It implicitly asks you to bring your best, most alive self and engage with the moment. I started my adventure with no bed, a few boxes of essentials, clothes and a bike. Thanks to the rearing of my mother, I now own approximately 650 square feet of small, dysfunctional trinkets and furniture (sorry mom, this is not true).
My path has led me to nutrition and wellness, holistic healing, spirituality and of course, creative expression, in whatever way it comes. I feel honored and grateful to have the opportunity for my energy to take a human form in this moment in time and I want to use my energy to follow my purpose, assist in healing myself and others in whatever capacity needed, while embracing the authentic person I want to be. My illustrations are bright and colorful, an exploration of my growth, imagination, the potential of energy, nature and the positive power of mankind. Though I’ve never been back to Peru, I find my Peruvian sensibilities carried out in my aesthetic through my use of vibrant colors and patterns. I hope my work evokes happiness, the celebration of life and a sense of familiarity that connects and inspires you on your ongoing spiritual path.
SOME NEAT CLIENTS:
The Ainsworth, NYC
Big Bang Burger NYC
Dean and DeLuca, NYC
Covina Restaurant and Café, NYC
Federoff’s Roast Pork, Brooklyn
Fox and Jane Salon, NYC
MINKA Center for Holistic Wellness, Brooklyn
New York University, NYC
the Compound Cowork, Brooklyn
The Living Womb
+ Various marketing houses, ad agencies and commissioned works.
Touch Magazine, Fall 2017
Energy Magazine, Winter 2017
All images ©2016 Liz Maycox. The images on this site may not be reproduced or downloaded.
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