Art Toolkit was started by expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin, who has painted and sketched in all kinds of places. After a particularly memorable experience juggling clumsy sketching tools while crawling in the sand for hours to monitor walruses on a small island in eastern Greenland, Maria was inspired to create a more compact sketching and painting kit and Art Toolkit was born.

While we have yet to see any walruses on our Adventure Art trips, we love using the Art Toolkit everywhere we go. Maria is a constant source of inspiration, so we caught up with her for a little Q&A.