Maria is a Russian-born representational artist, currently working from her studio on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria. The subject matter of her oil paintings is varied. It includes figures, portraits, still-life and landscape. Forever captivated by light and atmosphere, she seeks to portray the beauty of her subjects in the most accurate and captivating way.

Creating paintings and drawings in a contemporary realistic style, Maria is inspired by the timeless quality and craftsmanship of the classical school of painting. Her growing artistic talent combined with a fresh contemporary female perspective gives Maria’s artworks unique complexity, elegance and modern appeal.


Maria Radun (b. 1984, Russia) |


2017 – Monash University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2012 – University of the Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Computer Based Design, QLD
2004 – Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Diploma of Illustration

Group Exhibitions:

True Form – Realist artworks by 6 local artists 2020
Women in Art 2019 Exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre 2019
MADA NOW, Graduation exhibition, Monash University 2018
Her-Story Exhibition, Sydney 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

May 2018, Box Hill Arts Community Centre, Melbourne
Sep 2018, Intermission Gallery. Monash University, Melbourne


Finalist 2019 Wyndham Art Prize
Finalist 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Finalist 2021 Art Lovers Australia Prize


Nov 2018, Police Point Artist in Residence program, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Feb – May 2018, Residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Recipient of 2010 ADFAS Scholarship