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Maria Marino

Maria Marino

Artist Work

A Winters Passage
2017
pastel
24"x31"
Cove Point Pond-Tilghman Island
2017
oil
9"x12"
Twilight on the River Seine
2018
Pastel
16"x12"
Serenity-Eastport Maryland
2018
Pastel
12"x24"
The Lilypond in June
2018
Pastel
18"x24"
Late Afternoon in the Garden
2018
Pastel
12"x16"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Maria graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), cum laude with a BFA in Interior Architecture. She has exhibited in many juried and invitational shows. After a career as an Interior Designer of corporate and educational facilities, she began painting full-time in 2015. Her time is split between painting in plein air and in the studio. Maria’s paintings focus on the intimate settings found in the landscape that capture the moments that are bathed in light. Her focus is on the natural world using soft pastel and other mediums to create a dialogue between the art and the viewer. With this, her roots are deep in the tradition of drawing; it being the binding element, the foundation of her art. Maria exhibits her work in national shows and in galleries. She has received recognition for her paintings by the Pastel Society of America, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club where she holds memberships. Her work is held in private collections in the U.S.

Artist Bio

Maria Marino, PSA, IAPS-MC
Educational Background:
Maryland Institute College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, 1998 Interior Architecture
Memberships and Affiliations:
• National Arts Club NYC - Exhibiting Artist Member
• Pastel Society of America - Board of Governors, Signature Member
• Allied Artists of America - Elected Member
• International Association of Pastel Societies IAPS- Master Circle
• Salmagundi Club- Non-Resident Artist Member
• American Impressionist Society- Associate Member
• Art du Pastel en France- Artist Member
• Connecticut Pastel Society- Signature Member
• Maryland Pastel Society - Signature Member
• Artists Fellowship Inc. - Member
• Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association - Member
• Certified Interior Designer: Maryland State Board Registered #2203, NCIDQ Certificate #024506
Selected Group Exhibitions: Selected Group Exhibitions- Scuderie Estensi Piazza Garibaldi Tivoli, Italy, Salle de Fetes Giverny France, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan, Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Slater Museum Norwich, CT., Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS, Washington County Museum of Arts, National Arts Club NYC-Grand Gallery, Salmagundi Club NYC, Vose Galleries- Boston, MA, Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO, Lyme Art Association Goodman Gallery, Old Lyme, CT