Maria Marino

Award-Winning Pastel Painter

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Tidal Marsh

Pastel

12 x 16

$1,250

Nets Pride

Pastel

6 x 9

$525

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Dawn's Light

Pastel

6 x 9

$525

Cove Point,Tighlman

Oil

9 x 12

$900

Maria Marino, PSA

My paintings focus on the intimate settings found in the landscape that capture moments that are bathed in light. The paintings have a mysterious feel, environments that are filled with abstract color notations. My focus is on the natural world using soft pastel and other mediums to create a dialogue between the art and the viewer. With this, my roots are deep in the tradition of drawing; it being the binding element, the foundation of my art. The work is characterized by bold strokes of color that carry a sense of rhythm and composition with a great sense of spontaneity.

Biography
Born in Washington DC, Maria works and lives in suburban Maryland, where she graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art & Design in 1998 with a BFA in Interior Architecture. After a successful career as an interior desiger of corporate and educational facilities, she began painting full time in 2015. The artist exhibits regularly and has received recognition for her paintings in the Grand Gallery of the National Arts Club, the Pastel Society of America, the Salmagundi Club as well as exhibiting in national shows such as the American Impressionist Society. Marino is also featured on the cover and in an article, "Colors that Sing, Marks that Dance" in the December 2016 issue of the Pastel Journal.

In October 2017, Maria is in two international exhibitions: she is one of 10 artists invited to exhibit in the PASIT, Pastellisti Italiani, the first International Exhibition of pastel paintings in Tivoli, Italy and she will also have paintings in the Pastel Association of Taiwan Invitational in Taiwan.

Birds on a Wire

Pastel

12 x 16

$1,100

Early Morning, Tilghman

Oil

6 x 9

$525


Maria Marino ~ Selected Awards, Memberships & Exhibitions

Memberships and Affiliations
• National Arts Club NYC - Exhibiting Artist Member
• Allied Artists of America - Elected Member
• Salmagundi Club- Non-Resident Artist Member
• Pastel Society of America - Board of Governors, Signature Member
• American Impressionist Society- Member
• International Association of Pastel Societies IAPS- Master Circle

Selected Group Exhibitions
National Arts Club NYC, Grand Gallery, 
Salmagundi Club, NYC,
Scuderie Estensi Piazza Garibaldi Tivoli, Italy,
Salle de Fetes Giverny, France,
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan,
Butler Museum of American Art,
Vose Galleries, Boston, MA, 
Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, 
Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO,
Lyme Art Association Goodman Gallery, Old Lyme, CT,
  Slater Museum Norwich, CT.,
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS 
Washington County Museum of Arts, Maryland

 Awards and Recognition
• Paint Annapolis 2018 Plein Air event, 2nd Place
• Salmagundi Club Centennial Members Exhibition, Philip Isenberg Memorial award, Oil & Acrylic Division
• Pasit Pastellisti Italiani exhibition,Tivoli, Italy, Premio Arte Miranda award
• 1st Place 19th Annual Pastel 100, Landscape and Interior Category.
• Connecticut Pastel Society 24th Annual Renaissance in Pastel, Heilman award
• 2nd prize awarded artist's ensemble of works in Salon du Pastel Internationale Exhibition, Giverny 2017
• Connecticut Pastel Society 2016 "Renaissance in Pastel" Founders award
• Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal for Pastel, National Arts Club, 113th EAM show 2014
• Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal for Pastel, National Arts Club, 113th EAM show 2012
• Allied Artists of America, Gold Medal for Pastel-
2010Second Place, Pastel Journal,
Juried Exhibit, 17th Annual Pastel 100
Maryland Federation of Art, Artist Member


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