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. She has received recognition for her paintings by the National Arts Club, the Pastel Society of America, the Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club, where she holds memberships. 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: EAM/NAC member of the National Arts Club, an Elected Member of Allied Artists of America, a former member of the Salmagundi Club, a Master Pastelist in Pastel Society of America, and in the Master Circle of International Association of Pastel Societies IAPS, as well as a member of the American Impressionist Society, Art du Pastel en France, and Artists Fellowship, Inc..

She has been featured in: Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Mar/Apr 2020 Floral & Gardens Fine Art Portfolio, Plein Air Magazine, Aug/Sept 2019 edition, “Broken Color-Impressionism” feature article; 2019 publication “Pure Pastel” Contemporary Works by Today’s Top Artists; 2018 publication “Pure Color 2-The Best of Pastel” by North Light Books and several articles and the cover of The Pastel Journal Magazine.

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