My name is Mariama McCarthy. I am a self-taught artist, living and working in Maryland, US. I was born into a Tuareg nomad family and raised in Niger, West Africa. After a stroke in 2000, I couldn't stop the need to create. My work has been collected around the world for the last few years. Much of the inspiration for my work comes from my own life, but most of all it comes from my feelings at the time I paint it.
I mostly paint with oil on canvas. I love the smooth feeling of oil paint between the brush and the canvas.

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