Maggie Shafran is a Los Angeles and Sun Valley, ID based artist who received her BA at Pitzer College. In school her emphasis was on painting and drawing, with a focus in portraiture and figurative work. She has been specifically studying the art of capturing and documenting personality and the human form for eight years and continues to bring this interest into her work as a post-graduate. She draws her inspiration from the people close to her and strives to capture a sense of friendship and intimacy in her portraits.
More recently she has been applying her skill of preserving personality in drawings to her commissioned work, with a renewed focus on animal portraiture. Her long developed practice of bringing emotion and life to her portraits allows her to capture the spirit of her subject in each drawing.