Mab Graves is a self-taught, contemporary pop-surrealist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800's tavern in a small corner of the dusty American Midwest. Her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative. She blames this on her parents who unrelentingly read aloud to her and her three sisters as small, impressionable children.
Mab's passion for creation has been an overwhelming obsession since she could grip a crayon, at about the age of 6 months. She spent her childhood and teen years adoring graphite and pen mediums until she discovered painting in early 2009. Mab's work has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries. Mab's art has appeared in many print articles, books and magazines, and in 2013 she published her first book called Paper Dolls with Dover Publishing.