The Inspiration Diaries: An Interview with Artist/Illustrator Maria Young

“PICTURE THIS!!!”

Be Inspired!

Ideas are more than what you create. It’s a connection to something that inspires you… how you separate yourself from the crowd. This isn’t just a series of interviews with artists, musicians, influencers and taste makers. With “The Inspiration Diaries,” I am trying to capture the drive and passion of these people, find out what inspires them, and in turn, why they inspire us.

Maria Young

Artist and Illustrator Maria Young was born in Central New Jersey where her roots were firmly planted until she visited Mississippi and met her husband, Steven. She moved to Jackson in 1999 and has since made Mississippi her home. In 1988, she graduated from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Illustration and began her professional career as a graphic designer.

She has always loved to sketch and paint and considers her talents a special God-given gift. Her favorite subject matter includes people and animals and she enjoys working in acrylic, watercolor…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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