Hi, I’m Faye Marcos and I’m the voice behind Mash Up Maria.
Why Mash Up Maria?
Mash up means to combine or to mix–this blog began as an avenue for me to share the mash up of my passions in art and travel, while Maria is my first name shared with my sisters who have been very influential in my life and journey as a creative.
I am an artist based in Manila, Philippines and I specialize in portrait and botanical illustrations using watercolor, gouache and acrylic. I am a big advocate of snail mail and the handwritten word in an age of digital noise. Obsessed with paper and color, I create stationery, postcards, bespoke invitations and pattern designs inspired by nature and the outdoors.