My husband, Jason and I have been married for 25 years. In the pic, we were at the Starbucks Reserve in Seattle tasting siphon coffee. Later, we filmed a lot of what is becoming my online painting course! If I ever get stuck on technology, super-geek jumps in to rescue me.

My husband, Jason and I have been married for 25 years. In the pic, we were at the Starbucks Reserve in Seattle tasting siphon coffee. Later, we filmed a lot of what is becoming my online painting course! If I ever get stuck on technology, super-geek jumps in to rescue me.

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Hi! I’m Maria Morris

I love my art and I love my life. But, it’s taken years to learn how to do both.

I’ve had an art revival in my heart that makes me want to paint every day and to teach others to experience the endless discovery and soul satisfaction there is in oil painting.

After studying art in college, I moved to South America with my husband. It was there that I began my professional career as an artist, selling over 150 watercolors during our eight years in Paraguay. 

Around 2005, we returned to the United States to raise our two young children in Kansas City. As a young mom recovering from the trauma and transition of being overseas, I struggled to paint during that time.

So instead, I began a portrait photography business and instantly fell in love with my clients as well as the art of photography.

It has only been in recent years that I have returned to my first love – painting. But instead of using watercolors, I am painting with oils! 

I have experienced a renewed understanding of the joy and purpose that is possible when you pursue your passion with your whole heart.