oil paintings that are vibrant & nuanced

“Maria’s portraits are stunning and seem to come to life before your eyes.She is professional ... and will always come through when she says she will.” 
— Mary


Hi, I’m maria!

I’ve been painting watercolor portraits since 1996 (the olden days), both overseas and in the States. But I just recently began painting with oils and I am absolutely in love with the medium.

The only thing I love more is my subject matter! I specialize in painting children who are between 5-12 years old. I have found that this age group allows me to preserve a sweet, ephemeral season of life with a painting as vibrant as my subjects’ personalities.


The Simple Portrait

canvas size: 11x14 or 12x16

thick, painted edges, ready to hang

one head & shoulders




canvas size: 16x20 or 18x24

white float frame, ready to hang

1-2 head & shoulders or 1 full body

BONUS pro digital image of painting



the premium portrait

canvas size: 18x36 or 20x30

custom color float frame, ready to hang

1-3 head & shoulders or 1-2 full body

BONUS pro digital image of painting

BONUS 25 note cards of painting


The Process

Step 1: Contact Maria to agree on a photo reference for your painting

Step 2: Receive a color sketch, for you to approve or request changes

Step 3: Commission Maria with payment in full

Step 4: Receive a photo of the finished painting for you to approve or request changes

Step 5: Receive your amazing portrait just how you requested it. And bring the kleenex!

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