Born in 1971 in Paris. Maya studied architecture in Paris for 3 years. Maya Burman’s paintings are delicate and usually have a strong fantasy element. The striking thing about her works is the amount of detail in them. Maya Burman’s paintings have a tapestry-like effect where everything is subordinate to patterning, reminiscent of the French art nouveau tradition and European Middle Age architecture in the country where she lives, interlaced with mythical and folk-inspired imagery somewhat akin to miniature painting, that stem from her Indian ancestry, the work makes an interesting melting pot, a meeting ground between the two cultures and tradition. Her compositions are mostly figurative and change according to her mood. Maya has held numerous exhibitions of her work in the UK, India and France, and has won several awards including the Fine Art Association of Sannois Award (1998), the Salon d’Automne Paris Award (2000), and the Watercolours Painting Section Salon de Colombes Award (2001). She lives and works in Paris.