Maitry is an award winning internationally recognized contemporary Indian artist. She is an expressive and imaginative painter. She has evolved a highly individual style, deeply contemporary in its sensibilities. Maitry shah was born in 1987 in Ahemdabad, Gujarat. She spent her childhood at Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat. During her early childhood, the little girl started painting nature. She started reading books in Art and Artists. Her parents give her motivation in different aspects in art. She comes to know that only with colors and brush, another world can be created. She accepted this as challenge and from the day onwards the journey began which is still going on. With study, she started to create paintings and participating in different art competitions. She got her first international award “Silver Medal” in 10th Kanagawa biennial word art completion from kanagawa prefecture japan in 1999, when she was just 12 years old.
Maitry was very brilliant in her academics also. In 10th Standard she stood 3rd in the center Gandhinagar, Gujarat Board 2002. Due to inclination to study as well, she took admission in the 12th science 2004. With a great score, she took an admission in Vishwakarma Computer Engineering in Government engineering college, Ahmedabad 2008. After that she pursued her Masters in Software Engineering from India’s top Engineering College BITS, Pilani. She got job in very reputed IT companies, but still her inclination towards art, never stopped and she continuing her journey parallel with arts too. From her job, she went to USA 2013, there also she visited some reputed art galleries like National Gallery of art Washington, MoMa New York, Elder Gallery of contemporary art Charlotte etc. From those she got lots of inspirations and she started her solo shows and Group shows. Her work got selected in many national and international art exhibitions. She got 3 international awards in Art, 13 national awards among them 10 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 silver crown, 6 state level awards and certifications.
Maitry is known as an expressive painter, mostly her paintings are created in various mediums like Oil, Acrylic, Oil pastels and mixed media. Maitry has evolved highly individual style, deeply contemporary in its sensibilities. Her paintings are best known for human expressions especially in woman. In her paintings you will come across different expressions of woman like love, happiness, despair, sadness. Her paintings are called as soul touching. Her brush strokes speak of many things her youthful exuberance and her wide eyed optimism reflect in her paintings. She has fine sense of composition with an eye for subtle details tactile sense of understanding expressions. Maitry has shown with considerable skill, how in presence of expressions, woman is endowed with a special beauty. Maitry’s use of acrylic and oil lends her figure vitality and fluidity of motion with surface of wrinkles. She has used mixed media in her paintings to create realistic textures in her paintings. These textures make her painting different from others. Impression with different textures adds to the meaning and depth of an artwork, solid paint with varying intensity of strokes gives art work unique.
Maitry has continuously supported being part of fund raising charity art shows in numerous NGO and charitable trust. These organizations are committed to raising fund for underprivileged woman, child rights, deaf and dumb organizations. Besides these noble causes she is providing free art lessons to children and sharing her knowledge through writing blogs.