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Art with beautiful layers of black and a splash of color

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Hi there, my name is Mayda Madrid. I love creating art with beautiful layers of black and pops of color. I love painting from the heart and moments that speak to me, which often leads to a very eclectic gallery.


The characters I paint and illustrate are inspired by the strong women in my life, early classic Mexican actresses and some that live in my creative imagination. They are edgy, peculiar and dress beautifully in layers of black and a pops of color. 

In my paintings and illustrations, I use both traditional and digital methods to illustrate. Brush inks, watercolor, and gouache are most commonly used and finalize touches in digital. Acrylics are also used on occasion. 

As a freelance artist, I also collaborate with a wide range of quality businesses, brands and manufacturers who utilize my illustrations for commercial projects and art licensing.

For pricing inquiries and commissions quotes please send a message at

Collectors, please contact me or visit my shop.

I'd love to talk to you.


My portfolio is constantly updating with new illustrations. If you'd like access to my entire portfolio, please contact me.


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Mayda's Illustrations

are also available here:

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Select Artworks on Saatchi Art

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Illustration Pieces

Selected Art available for graphic design work over at canva.