Maria left a career as a maritime lawyer to pursue a life devoted to creating art.

Maria was born in 1967 in Hartlepool and grew up on the North East Coast of England. Following a degree in law, Maria qualified as a barrister and spent over 20 years as a shipping lawyer in the maritime industry.

Maria primarily paints 'en plein air 'in the landscape and from her studio in rural Northumberland .

Much of her work depicts the beautiful rich landscape of the border counties of England and Scotland and the special light found in the coastal region of Berwickshire.

Maria was shortlisted  for the New Light Art Prize 2020/2021 and has been selected to show alongside the members of the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London.

Maria also works in ceramic creating whimsical joyful dioramas depicting a broad menagerie of creatures in 'bonkers' scenarios.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

New Light Sculpture Prize, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne 28 June 2024- 22 September 2024

Gallagher & Turner Summer Show 13 July 2024 - 10 August 2024. Preview 12 July 6-8pm

Past Exhibitions
Encounters with the Coast Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne 30 June - 12 August 2023
Winter Group Show Gallagher & Turner 23 November 2022 - 21 January 2023
Plein Air Norh East Group Show , Glanton Pyke Northumberland December 2022
Solo Exhibition; A Year in South West Northumberland, 23 July - 4 September 2021, Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne
New Light Prize 2020/2021 Touring Exhibition
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 4 June- 29 August 2021
Tullie House Museum & Gallery, Carlisle
Scarborough Art Gallery 19th September 2020 - 17th January 2021
Royal Society Of British Artists' Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 15-24 April 2021
2020 Magic of Northumberland Open, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
2019 Gallagher&Turner Open
2018 Open Ocean, Woodhorn Museum Northumberland

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