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

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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.

 
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The Single Portrait

ONE FACE

canvas size: 12x12 - 12x16

Photo session

Color study

Thick, painted edges, ready to hang

buy 3 get 1 free

$450

add float frame for $100 per painting

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The Sibling Portrait

ONE or TWO FACES

canvas size: 16x20 - 18x24

Photo session

Color study

Thick, painted edges, ready to hang

$675

add float frame for $200 per painting

 

The Process

Step 1: Contact Maria to agree on a photo reference for your painting. Maria paints children 5-12 years old.

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

Step 3: Commission Maria with payment in full, or half at start and half at end.

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!


Cancellation Policy

In the event that the client wishes at anytime to cancel the commission she may do so by contacting the artist. If the commission is canceled before color study approval, the artist shall return the commission installment less a 25% cancellation fee. If the commission is canceled after color study approval, the artist shall return the commission installment less 50% for a cancellation fee.