Maya Fidawi studied painting and sculpting at the Lebanon University Faculty of Fine Art.
Her debut work on the “Life’s Like That!” series for Turning Point publishers, made her instantly recognizable, amusing depictions of Lebanese life famous. Since then Maya has gained an international reputation as a leading children’s book illustrator and has won 8 national and international awards for her work.
Maya Fidawi has also conducted a number of illustration workshops in different countries around the world including Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, Italy, Brazil, Morocco and Turkey.
Humor is an essential element in her work and Maya professes a passion for making people smile or laugh whether through conversation or illustration.
Maya Fidawi lives in Beirut with her beloved husband Ghassan, and their two children Karim and Salma.