Maria works in mixed media painting treating art as a form of journaling. Her interest lies in exploring her feelings and identity visually to facilitate her self-growth and healing. She finds her subjects from the investigation of real-life events. Some common themes in Maria’s work include childhood and women’s rights. Her latest study tests the link between tonal key and emotional response in both artist and viewer. In this abstract monochromatic body of work, she applies layers of translucent paint using a variety of media such as gesso, glue, acrylic and epoxy dye.