Maria was born when a loaf of bread was eleven cents. She has been painting on and off for most of her life. Her passion is art that makes you “smile and think”. Her work is in private collections and she has been accepted in adjudicated shows, both locally and in other states.
“My style is kind of “funky”. If I must paint, by commission, a true-to-life version of something, I don’t feel free. I like to sit and GO – no sketching – and just add something that maybe shouldn’t be there. I love all colors, and what pops into my head usually goes on the canvas.” – Maria Angela Ruoff