Maria Montag is an artist and illustrator born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the time she was 5 years old, Maria has been expressing herself through art and dance. After graduating from Miami University with a B.F.A. in Studio Art, Maria moved to New Zealand in search of adventure. She found exactly that, as well as a new sense of self. Maria moved back to Cincinnati and has illustrated three board books through Blue Manatee Press. You can find her work in various private, local collections. When Maria is not sketching, painting or crafting, you can find her playing outside with her son and husband.