Maria creates smoke drawings and then produces limited edition prints from these originals. She always takes great pleasure in creating rhythms and patterns on paper which is blackened using a lighted wax taper before the image is drawn in the smoke.
Maria is an artist and printmaker who works with the dream like world of fairy tale and narrative, drawing upon the relationships between animals, humans and nature, including the darker and uncanny elements. Starting from a very strong commitment to drawing, she develop images using a mixture of traditional and non-traditional methods, including etching, drypoint, monoprint, projection installation, and more particularly, smoke drawing .
Maria originally studied painting studied at Norwich School of Art and then continued to an MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art
Maria has exhibited widely, and is a member of London Organisation of Original Printmakers