My  work is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. What stays consistent is my passion for color and bold, minimal composition. This is most obvious in my photographic imagery. Photography has always been a vehicle for inspiration and experimentation and is the usual resource for my paintings. Being able to capture a place, or moment in time and transfer that to a 2-Dimensional surface is what I'm is called to do artistically. Recently, contemporary impressionism of popular street scenes, inspired by pop culture, Instagram, photo apps and such, are the subject of my new popular series. They are a little bit of Vintage with a Pop Culture Twist. I am proud to have much of my work in private collections and look forward to a larger internet presence and getting art to enhance the spaces of many by offering good, original art at affordable prices. My work will be featured at Ground Floor Farm in November, 2015 and during Art Miami week.

Maria earned a BFA in Fine Art from Caldwell College and a Masters from New York University in Studio and Arts Administration. She also attended University of Maryland, school of Architecture and Parsons Institute of Design in New York. Recent Professional Development has been Summer ART Education Forum at SCAD and the TICA program at School at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Maria's Work is part of many Private Collections. Commission projects always welcome. Check out her very popular "vintage" series of paintings and photographs.

Most recent art recognition's and exhibitions:

  • PureFlorida100, 5th Avenue Gallery, Melbourne, Florida
  • Fine Art @the Farm, Ground Floor Farm, Stuart Florida
  • 18 Seminole, Stuart, Florida  Display and Sale, ongoing
  • The Elliott Museum, Couples on Display for "Viva Florida" Exhibit
  • Steinhausen Gallery 307 Colorado Ave. Stuart, Florida 34994 Jan. 6 2012 –Feb. 11, 2012
  • Honorable Mention: Bike and a Boat, MartinArts Annual Juried Show, October 2011
  • First Place: Agricultural Photography Exhibition and Competition: Martin County, Florida
  • The National Photography Exhibition, Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2006 Juried Exhibition: Classically You, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Osceola Gallery December 2012-2/2013
  • Hisbiscus House Auction donation
  • The Pine School Auction donation
  • House of Hope, Several exhibits and Auctions
  • St. Mary's Church, House of Hope Exhibition and Auction
  • Sailfish Point, House of Hope Exhibition and Auction
  • Osceola32, Unveiling of New Work, March 2013
  • Geoffrey Smith Gallery, Stuart, Florida
  • Ground Floor Farm, November, 2014, Stuart, Florida
  • Spectrum 2014 (December 3-7, 2014), Miami, Florida
  • Rosetta Stone Gallery, Jupiter Florida
  • Spectrum 2016 Miami, Florida
  • MGMoriginals Fine Art Gallery, Stuart, Florida