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Meet Mae Vitali

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mae Vitali.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I have been drawing for most of my life, but I delved a lot deeper into my creative side when I got to high school. Amidst a lot of turmoil in my family at the time, I found art as a way to not only catch a break from the chaos but to explore parts of myself that were new and unknown. Even though it was a difficult time, art provided (and continues to provide) an outlet for me to deal with things in a healthy way.

Please tell us about your art.
I like to experiment with as many mediums as possible. I primarily draw and paint, and I also work in 3D doing ceramics and sewing. I sewed a lot with my mom as a kid. She is a seamstress so we did projects together like aprons and stuffed animals, and I’ve been trying to get into that more again. For me, a lot of my art is about the process. The final product doesn’t always concern me when it comes to my own projects, especially since the final product doesn’t always come to fruition. A lot of my drawings are a stream-of-consciousness, often done when I need a way to unwind or work through problems.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Trust yourself and trust your process.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I regularly update my website, maemvitali.com, with new work. I have an Instagram, @mae_vitali, where I post sketches, works in progress, and upcoming shows, and I recently set up an online store where you can purchase prints and originals, maemvitali.storenvy.com.

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