For over twenty years, Maria has worked with colour, language, text and various textures. Her primary media used to be oils, collage and resin, but today she works only in organic and living materials. Trained in painting and sculpture, she enjoys both equally, and loves to inspire curiosity, joy, and engagement through her work. She became disabled in a car accident in 2018. Because the disability affects sensory capacities in her hands, Maria's works have become more organic and textural, utilizing objects from nature to create forms intended for healing and raising the human spirit.