So nice to meet you!
Maria is an artist and illustrator working in Saint Paul, Minnesota on a journey to uncover the joy of home in every object, room, and flower bud. Her work depicts seemingly ordinary moments, quietly revealing the beauty of our shared humanity and surrounding world.
Maria has an MFA in Drawing + Painting from the University of Washington and a dual BFA in Studio Art and Art Education from Michigan State University. She is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and has shown work nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Reykjavik.
How does an introverted joy-seeker and mindfulness enthusiast with a passion for habit-forming and an endless curiosity about the world spend her days? Rising with the sun, journaling, practicing meditation and yoga, reading, painting, cooking, hanging out with her wordsmith husband and insufferably sweet cats, daydreaming, and admiring the trees no matter the season.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
- Mary Oliver