About the Artist
Maria has been a professional photographer since 1988. Her expertise includes video production, graphic design, visual merchandising as well as still photography. Her portrait, still life and black and white photography scenic shots have featured in a number of exhibitions (individual and collective) and commercial displays.
Her qualifications range across Fine Arts, Photography, Photo processing, Life drawing. Painting.
After winning several awards, Maria was an invited judge for The Hills Photographic Society competition. She is also a successful solo exhibitor.
Maria has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Her work includes images from Japan, United States, Canada, New Zealand, France, Spain and UK.
When not in her dark room, Maria is a keen lawn bowler and cyclist with Bike North.
Maria is available for commission pieces and is contactable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (+61) 0417 446 200
2007 Certificate Traineeship IV in Child Care, Crows Nest TAFE
2000 Certificate IV in Visual Merchandising, Ultimo TAFE
1997 Advanced Certificate in Retail Photo Processing, National Photo Training College Leichhardt
1995 – 1996 Certificate in Graphic Design Finished Art, Liverpool TAFE
1994 Video Production University of Western Sydney, Nepean
1993 – 1994 Statement of Attainment in Computer Applications, Graphic Design, Hornsby TAFE
1991 – 1992 Associate Diploma in Fine Arts, Hornsby TAFE
1990 – 1992 Certificate in Art Photography – 1 2 3, Hornsby TAFE
1989 – 1990 Certificate in Live Drawing – 1 2 3, Meadowbank & Hornsby TAFE
1989 – 1990 Certificate in Painting – 1 2 3, Meadowbank TAFE
1988 Certificate in Fine Arts, Meadowbank TAFE
2012 Northern Expressions, Gallery Lane Cove
2011 Northern Expressions, group exhibition @ Parliament House, Sydney
2008 Northern Expressions, Fairlight
2007 Northern Expressions, Fairlight
2004 Cambridge Comfort Inn, Surry Hills
2005 Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon
2005 artRoom Upstairs Gallery, Manly
2005 Thumbprint Winery B & B, Mudgee
2005 Art for Health Gallery Hospital, Liverpool
2004 Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
2003 Auction Fair – Salvation Army, Bexley North
2003 Art for Penguins Sake, Manly
2007 Hornsby Bowling Club, Waitara
2007 Photo and Artz Works Gallery, Culburra Beach
2005 Country Music Festival, Galston
2005 Millennium Fitness & Lifestyle, Waitara
2005 Pruniers Restaurant & Bar, Woollahra
2004 SE Timber Floor showroom, Castle Hill
2004 Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, (51 photographs)
2003 Café Saligna State Forest, Castle Hill
2003 Bar Contona café restaurant, Homebush
2003 Splash Base Space, Brookvale