MaiYap is an award winning Chinese Panamanian artist and art instructor. She produces high quality innovative paintings that bring happiness and environmental awareness. From the beginning, the preservation of our planet has been her main inspiration. Color and movement mimic our planet’s cycles in all its wonderful glory. As if weaving a tapestry with paint, the images are built using a cornucopia of vibrant colors painstakingly applied, stroke-by-stroke, layer-by-layer, using only palette knives. She is the founder and director of Palette Knife Artists of Miami. MaiYap received her education from the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. She teaches art at prestigious Fairchild Tropical Gardens. She has participated in more than a 100 art shows, art fairs and museum around the world.