Maria is a Russian-born representational artist, currently working from her home 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. The intention is always to capture the essence and beauty of the subject in a true, honest and captivating way.
She describes her style as contemporary realism and has recently begun studying the methods and painting techniques of the old masters inspired by the timeless beauty 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, relevance and visual appeal.
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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
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
The Mornington Art Exhibition 2017
The Mornington Art Exhibition 2016
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
Nov 2018, Police Point Artist in Residence program, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Feb – May 2018, Residency at BHCAC
2018 Volunteer at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2009-2011 Volunteer at University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery
Recipient of 2010 ADFAS Scholarship