Maia Hausler is a visual artist and illustrator based in Leelanau County Michigan, constantly voted one of the most beautiful places in America.

Born and raised in Michigan, the Great Lakes State, Maia’s work is inspired by the natural beauty of her home state and by her world travels. Her vibrant watercolor and gouache illustrations are close studies of the natural world, with a particular emphasis on native Michigan plants and animals.

Maia received her AAS in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College and then continued her studies at Western Michigan University where earned both a BA in Fine Art and Environmental Studies. Maia continued her studies at the Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, and received a certificate in Natural History Illustration from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Maia’s work can be found in galleries and shops across Michigan under her brand Wander & Gather, founded in 2015. She also teaches watercolor and botanical painting workshops throughout the state. Follow her art making and world travels on Instagram.

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