Patty Maher is an internationally recognised, award-winning artist based in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The inspiration for her art comes from an exploration of the feminine in the context of both natural and urban settings. Working primarily through surreal staged portraiture and self-portraiture, Maher is widely known for hiding or obscuring the faces of her subjects often only using only posture, gesture, symbol and colour to convey emotion and story. Her work as a fine art photographer began in 2010 and since then has been featured on book covers and recognised in numerous online and print publications around the world including a video interview with Yahoo Productions created for the series ‘The Weekly Flickr’. Patty has also received recognition in prestigious photography contests.