What People Are Saying

The six pieces of yours that I have in my home are among my most treasured possessions! Your work brings JOY into people’s homes. A Maria painting is like having a big smile hanging on your wall.

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Seeing a room full of your work is like seeing twenty-seven sunrises and rainbows all at once!

Immediately I like it. You know it when it strikes. It makes me smile. An emotional sight like aromatherapy.

Your work makes me happy!

Beautiful and transcendent.

It’s impossible to look at your work and not smile.

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Now that is what I call eye candy!

I love all your work together! It’s a color explosion!

Your paintings are joyous, playful, and brave.

I feel happy when I look at your art. There’s an unabashed, innocent joy and love that leaps out of it all!

Fab as ever!

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Fabulous, especially the fire pit.

Love your colors.

I love your abstracts! Awesome!

Thrilled for you. Amazed by you. Inspired by you!

Maria, these are AWESOME! I couldn’t choose a favorite! Congratulations!

butterfly

There is a great peace and cohesiveness in your work.

There is feeling in your art. Powerful.

Such an inspiration!

I love how free you are with your materials.

What a luscious wall!

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Well done, Maria. We can always count on you to offer bright and cheerful artwork to chase away the cold, snowy darkness of winter. Great show!

The library has never been so bright eyed and bushy tailed! Your pieces look fabulous all together like that.

What a truly fun show to visit. Will shake the snow, fog, cold, and damp right out of ya!

The walls are just vibrating with a positive charge!

butterfly

Colorful, lots of energy, and great vibes!

The whole room comes alive with color.

I love your sense of humor.

I love your colors! Bright and bold…wonderful!

butterfly

You’ve got a neat collection of work- I really like the playfulness of your style.

Great art and great fun!

Colorful and exuberant!

butterfly

Wonderfully whimsical!

Your work ranges from vivacious to joyful.

There is a lot of joy in your paintings.

Vibrant!

butterfly

I love the paintings…the colors and shapes make me smile!

It brought a smile to my heart.

Your work is so moving…thank you for making art that heals.

Quite complex…always with an eye for the positive in life.

Colorful, joyful and whimsical.

Places Where People Who Collect My Work Make Their Homes:

New York Connecticut Massachusetts
New Hampshire Vermont Virginia
Colorado California Washington
Michigan Wisconsin Ohio Pennsylvania
Louisiana Florida Panama
Canada England Ireland
and, of course,

Maine

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My “Chair-ity Auction” submission (pictured right, entitled “Good Advice”) on display in the window of 90 Maine Street, Brunswick, April 2014

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Arts Downtown and All Around, 98 Maine, Brunswick, December 2013

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Second Friday Art Walk, 98 Maine St., Brunswick, October 2013
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With Linda at the 10×10 Brunswick, St. Paul’s, September 2013
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With Terry! Arts Downtown and All Around, 98 Maine Street, Brunswick, December 2012
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With Trish! Joy of Art juried show, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library, January 2013
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Solo show! Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, January 2013
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Solo show! Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, January 2013
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With Jen! Solo show! Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, January 2013
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Popping Up! Second Friday Art Walk, 98 Maine Street, Brunswick, July 2012.
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First Friday Art Walkers enjoying the sounds of Cumberland Crossing! August 2012
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With Jen of Interactive Tarot, First Friday Art Walk, July 2012
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Cumberland Crossing performs! First Friday Art Walk, August 2012
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Second Friday Art Walkers, 98 Maine Street, Brunswick, July 2012
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My painting, “Re-birthday Cake”, going to a new home at the Brunswick 10×10! Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, Sept. 28th, 2012
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With Julia, Heather, and Jen, First Friday Art Walk, July 2011.
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Happy Art Walkers! First Friday Art Walk, July 2011.
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Wearing my Nancy Botwin dress, First Friday Art Walk, August 2011.
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With Heather at the Arts Downtown and All Around group show, Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME, December 2010.
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Jesse, Echo, and Sy, First Friday Art Walk, Closet Factory, Portland, ME, March 2011.
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With Sabrina as “Charlie’s Angels”, First Friday Art Walk, Closet Factory, Portland, ME, March 2011.
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At “Sixty Minute Expressions”, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick, ME, 2009.
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My booth, Gorham Art Fair, Gorham, ME, November 2010.
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With Terry, Sabrina, and Jeremy at my solo show at the previous Art Guru location, Gorham, ME.
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With Erica from Cumberland Crossing and Rebecca from Muddy Marsh Ramblers, First Friday Art Walk, Closet Factory, Portland ME, February 2011.
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I brought in my sign at the end of the night to find that a stranger had left greenery on it! First Friday Art Walk, Closet Factory, Portland ME, February 2011.
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With Heather at “Flow”, my two-woman show with photographer Anna Low, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick, ME, March 2010.
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With Silvia, solo show at North Star Music Cafe, Portland, ME, May 2010.
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From left to right: Bonnie, Rachael, Sarah, and Hannah, North Star Music Cafe solo show, Portland ME, May 2010.
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Jeremy and Sabrina at my solo show at North Star Music Cafe, Portland ME, May 2010.
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At “Putting-It-All-Together: Collage, Assemblage, and Montage”, climate/gallery, Long Island City, NY, February 2010.
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With Emily, left, and Jen, First Friday Art Walk, Closet Factory, Portland, ME, February 2012.