Maria Marino is an impressionist artist who loves to paint in plein air, working in pastel and oil. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in Interior Architecture with honors. Her work is held in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
After a 25 year career in Architecture & Interior Design Maria pursued painting full-time. Her memberships include: a Master Pastelist in Pastel Society of America, The National Arts Club, Elected member of Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club.
She has been featured in: Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Aug/Sept 2019 edition, “Broken Color-Impressionism” feature article; and the 2019 hardcover publication “Pure Pastel” Contemporary Works by Today’s Top Artists.
Little known fact: My first language is Greek yet born here in the States and yes I do grumble in that language from time to time!