Maria talks about her paintings:
“A thought is born at first… Something in the real world pushes an artist to create this work or that. It could be a house, the whispering of leaves beneath your feet, a red dress seen somewhere in a boutique window, a glass of wine lit in a special way… You could go on and on…
One moment the thought grows to an idea, the idea to a series of sketches and a new canvas starts. Usually I create “couple paintings”: two works that complement each other. When the first canvas is finished I recognize any some alterations that need to be applied to other sketches and that way the whole series continues.
It could be one month or more for a work to make its way from a small sketch to a canvas of 100 x 100 cm. This journey reflects my technique: my works have rich texture and many layers with a lot of glaze.”