Maria 'Miza' Tavares is a visual artist and art teacher.
Based in Hub Studios, in Liverpool's bustling creative and digital heartland - the Baltic Triangle, Miza teaches her craft through a series of focused classes and courses, alongside creating unique pieces of art for exhibition and sale.
Born in Portugal, Miza's passion for art grew as she travelled the world, finally settling in Brazil - where she stayed for almost a decade. Compelled by the magical splendour of the country, Miza developed her unique style of painting, learning alongside the locals and taking inspiration from the landscape.
Today, Miza is a qualified art teacher, and has taught across myriad locations in the north west of England, including Tate Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, Hugh Baird College and Hub Studios, amongst others.
Alongside her teaching, Miza paints. Experimenting with a range of materials, media and techniques, Miza's unique artwork is inspired by nature, and her current project - Elements, is an artistic exploration of climate change, and the effect it has on our natural environment.
Miza's art has been exhibited around the world, in many prestigious places and spaces, including: The Brazilian Society of Visual Arts in Sao Paulo, Tate Liverpool, FACT, The Gallery Liverpool, and the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.