Meet the Artist
Maria is a self-taught abstract expressionist artist pulling influences from Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Paul Cézanne. She has attended some workshops with Eric McRay at Raleigh's C-MAC and with Peter Marin from Diamante Cultural Center to improve her technique and skills. She has an MS in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University and spends her time volunteering with several nonprofit organizations in the Triangle Area. Maria is the Lead Outreach Liaison for Art for All-NC, which focuses on making art accessible to all communities despite means. Maria's artwork focuses on mental health awareness through a variety of works that use cubistic, impressionist, and expressionist styles. Maria's work has been exhibited at Maria V. Howard Art Center’s Juried Art Competition 2023, Art Gallery of Moore County 2023 Fine Arts Festival, VAE Arts Organization Raleigh, Casa Azul of Greensboro Latitudes of Afro Latinx Art 2023, and Diamante Arts and Cultural Center. Maria’s medium of choice is acrylic, spray paint, coarse texture paints and charcoal.