maría moreno is an award-winning abstract painter whose unique style has been defined by patience, trust, persistence, and - above all else, by the courage to follow her heart.
Working mainly in acrylics, maría's paintings are rich with texture, sharp in contrast, and neither guided nor deterred by tradition or social convention. Born in The Canary Islands and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, the artist's choices in design and colour are intrinsically linked to the countries of her youth. As a result, her paintings are visceral and boundless - a passionate embodiment of her own personal experiences.
maría has participated in solo and group exhibitions at both national and international levels, as well as in regional art fairs. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA and South America.
It is a quest for freedom and truth that fuels my insatiable passion to paint. My journey is revealed not with words, but through intoxicating colour, design, and moments of sheer abandonment. As an abstract painter, I choose strength over gentleness, audacity over caution, chaos over order and, expression over silence. My paintings are visual expressions of a heart's longing for freedom and hope. They are my story.
"Art is not always about pretty things. It's about who we are, what happened to us and how our lives are affected."
Elizabeth Broun, Former Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
THE ARTIST PROJECT, Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, ON
Arta Gallery, Monthly Exhibitions, Toronto, ON
Kefi Art Gallery, ART IS Group Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Most Innovative Use of Colour for Flor roja, Perspectives, The Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show, Parrott Gallery, Belleville, ON