mariadangeloart

Joined May 2009

Realism is my goal. I want my subjects to look as though they will come to life and walk or canter off the paper. I also accept...

Maria D’Angelo has been drawing since she was a child in Staten Island, NY. She often says she feels as though she was born with a pencil in her hand and everyone that has known her since that young age agrees.

Maria studied fine art in college but feels her talent is natural and has blossomed through the mentorship she receives from acclaimed artist Krystii Melaine. She has spent much time traveling the US visiting countless museums, galleries and historic sites, and attending cultural events and equine competitions which inspire her artistic vision. Her works usually begin with an outline drawing, then evolve into compositions in which light against dark and beautifully rendered fine details are the primary focus. Maria says that it is the fine details that her clients most often remark about when they see her drawings. “The detail in my work is usually the first thing that draws a person to it. They are always amazed by it.”

While Maria has worked in pencil most of her life, she has recently begun exploring pastel and oil paint. “I have always loved color and I am thoroughly enjoying working with both pastels and especially oil paint.” Regardless of the medium she chooses to work in, the result for the viewer is the ability to see an “energy” in her detailed art. “Realism is my primary goal. I want my subjects to look as though they will come to life and walk or canter off the paper.”

Maria is a member of the American Women Artists, the NJ Equine Artists’ Association and the Colored Pencil Society of America.

  • Joined: May 2009
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