Maria is a visual artist who works in the media of oil and soft pastel. She started as a still life photographer and focused on exploring light brush technique which allowed her to create interesting light in her images.
Later, she moved to painting to overcome the limitation of the camera and to produce more expressive artwork. Today she focuses more on landscape painting. The subjects of her paintings are trees, grass, water and sand.
As a landscape painter she tries to do most of her work on location. She loves nature and painting outside gives her a lot of joy. She calls herself a colourist. She is inspired by sun lit scenes with vibrant colours and she tries to pass on this excitement to her viewers.
She has found that she gets the best results when she uses the pure pigment of soft pastels or paint with a palette knife in oil. Both techniques allow her to keep her colours clean and bright.
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