Russian born, Maria now lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Maria has been drawing and painting since childhood, but pursued other creative interests like graphic design and illustration in her twenties. She is currently completing a bachelor of Fine Arts at Monash University. Prior to returning full time to painting, she ran her own business as a freelance Graphic Designer for 3 years.
Maria’s abstract and landscape works are aesthetic observations of moments of subtle and intense emotion. Her figurative paintings are inspired by complex narratives, often made from constructed collages incorporating the human form into surreal environments.