Melbourne based artist, working primarily in oils.
Russian born, Maria now lives in Melbourne, Australia.
She has been drawing and painting since childhood, studied illustration and graphic design in her twenties. She worked as a freelance designer for a number of years before making the commitment to pursue art full-time. Maria is currently completing a bachelor of Fine Arts at Monash University.
Maria is passionate about working from observation, this includes life-drawing, portraiture and still-life. In the studio she works with photographic references and models. This allows her to carefully construct compelling figurative compositions and achieve accuracy in the details of her subjects. Her work is inspired by the delicate beauty of the natural world, the intricacies of human experience, personal stories and intimate moments in everyday life.