Maria was born in Italy and emmigrated to Canada with her family in 1967. She grew up in Ottawa and pursued an education in recreation therapy. Maria completed courses at the Emily Carr School of Art & Design in British Columbia, the Ottawa School of Art and at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON.
As an expressive arts facilitator, Maria designed and taught courses working with various textiles and she presented workshops exploring various techniques using mixed media on textiles.
Maria has experimented with many mediums over the years including oils, watercolours, oil pastels, silk screen printing and fibre art. She divides her time between her home studio in Ottawa and at her lake house studio in the Pontiac, QC where she continues to paint and explore the world of art.
Maria has been selling her work privately and in galleries. She enjoys creating commissioned works for her clients.