Artist Mayra Garza was born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1962. She grew up in an extremely creative environment, surrounded by artistic activities. Inspired by her very talented mother and older siblings, she learnt to paint with oils at the very early age of 5.
Her love for children led her into a career in pre-school education. This gave her the opportunity to spend a lot of time observing children’s faces and their expressions.
Soon after she graduated, got married to the love of her life, and had 3 girls who they raised together into beautiful women.
Their passion and love for dolls, started in 1985, date when she began to collect art dolls, currently amassing a personal collection of around 500 dolls.
In 2000 she started sculpting dolls and figures of the Baby Jesus.
Her OOAK creations are now in the homes of collectors the world over, many of her dolls have been reproduced by 2 important doll companies in the United States, and into doll kits.
During the last years she has won many awards in prestigious international competitions such as DOLLS awards of excellence, PDMAG Gold Awards, and also the very prestigious PDMAG Pinnacle Award given only to those who stand out for their contribution to the doll industry.
At the beginning of 2011 she joined the Russian publishing team of the Pretty Toys Magazine, as their resident doll specialist, at the end of that same year she took on the position of Editor for Latin America of “The Pretty Toys Magazine” and “The Art of Reborns Magazine".
Mayra has also written a book on sculpting, entitled Making A Sleeping Baby which was published in English and Spanish by Pretty Toys Magazine in June 2012.
In 2017 she was commissioned for the dolls museum in Czech Republic, to sculpt the Jesus Infant of Prague, which among other of her dolls currently resides as part of its permanent exhibition.
Renowned collectors such as Richard Simmons and members of important Nativity Scene associations and Churches around the world have acquired her sculptures.
She plans to continue to sculpt dolls and Baby Jesus as long as her health allows her to do it.