Tonya A. Maynor PKA T_May the Artist was born and raised in North Charleston, SC. She currently works from her studio in Rockville, MD and performs her solo exhibition The Streetz R Fine Art Show 2022. T_May the Artist is a two time Iraq war veteran US Army 2001-2008 served as a Food Service Specialist/Chaplain Assistant/Platoon Sergeant/Battalion Photographer. After receiving an honorable discharge in 2008 she attended culinary school on the post 9/11 GI bill. Unable to find employment in the culinary field she tried her hand at being a personal chef. Started drawing simple chefs and hearts to make a logo and kept going.
She works with several mediums: pen/pencil/paint/crayons/graphic design/illustration/fashion design/collage/
My Artist Statement-Waste is wrong.
The average American generates four pounds of solid trash per day, for a grand total of 1,460 pounds per year. Americans are the number one global trash offenders. Every day, we dispose of approximately 200 million tons of the stuff. Less than one-quarter of it is recycled, leaving the rest for land fills and incinerators.
Insomnia Blues Recycled Arts and Crafts proudly comes from trash. Unused paints, empty bottles, broken picture frames, cardboard, old newspapers, expired magazines, damaged mirrors, and many other unwanted items that take up too much space in landfills.
Thanks to the creative genius of T_May _ The Artist one man's junk becomes another's man's mural, painting, candle, vase, bottle garden, lamp, and many other artist masterpieces.
Most of the proceeds from the sale of artwork goes 1. back into the business 2. Out into the community 3. TAXES (hey you better pay yours too)