Maria Pavledis is interested in the qualities of fragility and destruction both in nature and in the printmaking process itself. She explores this in her unique drawings made with fire and smoke. She works with the dream-like world of fairy tale and narrative, including its darker and uncanny elements.

Maria Pavledis is interested in the qualities of fragility and destruction both in nature and in the printmaking process itself. She explores this in her unique drawings made with fire and smoke. She works with the dream-like world of fairy tale and narrative, including its darker and uncanny elements.

Starting from a very strong commitment to drawing, she develops images using a mixture of traditional and non traditional methods, including etching which she uses to explore  new ways of mark making and expression. Maria started printmaking in the 90s, and after moving to Norfolk, set up the Burgh Print Studio in Burgh next Aylsham with fellow artist/printmaker Sarah Wilson with an Arts Council Grant. She finished her MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in September 2012.