Maria is part of the UK’s growing plein air movement and a contemporary landscape painter. Working predominantly in oils, Maria works mostly outside in the elements, letting nature and the seasons guide her, attempting to capture the essence of a place or moment in time.
Maria has exhibited with the South West Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil painters, the Chelsea Art Society, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the New English Art Club and is a member of the British Plein Air Painters. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Award for a Painting (CaS 2017) and Windsor and Newton Young Artist 2nd Prize (ROI 2017).
Maria was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018.