'ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time.'
After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria Hunt, finding the nest empty, and having fulfilled her role as financial contributor, retired to the Palm Springs area, pursuing her childhood dream of studying and creating art. She started in 2000 with art classes at College of the Desert. She refined her skills in plein air painting by attending workshops across the U.S. The years left to get 'really good' at art are diminishing, and her focus is laser sharp. She spends one week a month teaching art to Children (and older versions of children) She taught 'Art Camp for Kids at the Palm Springs Art Museum every Summer and, currently, the Children's Discovery Museum, Rancho Mirage. Using her art to support various causes started with Dyslexia Foundation and has grown to include Soroptimist, Rotary, 'Mama's House', Animal Rescue groups and other 501C organizations, contributing her art and her time to make the desert a better place to live.
When not teaching you can find her under a wide-brimmed hat, taking in the beauty, while trying to capture it on canvas or paper. During the cooler months of winter, she packs up her easel, paints, and heads for favorite painting spots; For oil painting, she uses a more impressionistic style. In the summer, she avoids the 110 + temperature, painting indoors, using her favorite medium (Watercolor) for still life paintings, and anything colorful she can pick in the garden or pull from the refrigerator to paint. Her passion for life and nature is evident in her art.
You can contact the artist using her e-mail address: Mariahunt@mindspring.com
COPYRIGHT NOTICE ï¿½
All images in this gallery are the original paintings/drawings of Maria P. Hunt
Every work on this website is protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. Each artwork image here may NOT be copied, may NOT be reproduced and may NOT be manipulated or used in any way, without written permission from Maria P. Hunt
All images have the artist's watermark on them. This is so that no prints go out without the artist Certificate of Authenticity which increase the value of the print. If you wish to purchase a print just message the Artist on FAA with your email and delivery address so a copy of the Certificate can be sent to you. It will be mail 30days after the purchase date.
All prints will be done through FAA and sent to you through them. If you want your print hand signed by the Artist please include this request in your message.
ï¿½ Copyright Maria Hunt