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Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my Bio.Today Maria sees her long-time passion as proof that life keeps happening at any age”. Maria, born in a country town Ballarat (Australia) has reconnected with a long-time happiness of painting, which she links to her childhood days of painting and drawing. Having attended several art training sessions over the years has given her the encouragement and freedom to simply create from the heart as she doesn’t believe there is any right or wrong in art, as each person will view art differently. Her paintings are bright and happy, this is achieved by combining contrasting colors from her color palette based on the Feng Shui color principles which is now part of her new nature abstract range. Maria’s art is made up of applying several layers of spontaneous brush and palette knife strokes she has developed over the years in order to create the harmony, organic movement and depth that she yearns for in all her (nature driven) paintings .It is so important that her paintings are beautiful and filled with positive energy and pleasing to the psyche for you to display her work in any location you choose.
Artists that have inspired Maria over the years is her all time favourite, famous American artist Joan Mitchell, who lead Abstract Expressionism Art through the 20th century, she was so ahead of her time with her random sweeping brushstrokes and placement that she created. More recently another artist that inspires her is well known Californian based artist Amy Donaldson .
Maria currently spends her time volunteering once a week with women who are undergoing chemotherapy to help them select a wig during their treatment phase. Maria says it is all about making people feel “beautiful” and giving them the confidence and strength during their treatment which can be very daunting. It is truly a privilege to be able to assist these beautiful people, I always try and include a tone of pink and a shape of a heart in my paintings out of respect for all cancer sufferers. The rest of her time is devoted to her other passions – family , friends and of course creating beautiful art.Maria says she feels so grateful to be living on this beautiful planet and will continue to express her gratification through color and movement on a canvas.