Hello! I wanted to re-introduce myself since I have uploaded quite a few paintings and started and Etsy site (prints and more to come). Here are a few facts about me: My name is Maria and I love to paint. Everyday, somewhere in the day, I pick up a brush. I paint for fun, I paint commissions for others and I paint because it fills my soul with contentment and delight. This summer, I taught 4-7 graders Intro to Watercolors and I loved every minute. Starting tomorrow, I am teaching adults Intro to Watercolors and equally excited. I just turned 34 not long ago and can honestly say I am the most happiest that I have ever been. I no longer sit at a 8-5, which dragged my spirit down. I teach and get to move around all day! I am the other half to a quiet and strong man who I adore and love. We are a few months shy of 3 years since we met and my life has been magical ever since. (True love is real guys, so don’t settle ). I love being outdoors, hiking, fishing, napping and exploring, like a lot. Maibell is our pup that goes everywhere with us. A fun tidbit-I surprised my honey by secretly having Maibell’s breed tested (he cried!), and turns out she is 4 of the BEST breeds I knew she was special A quarter of my time is living in our Sprinter van, Olive, which is being converted to an RV for us to live, travel, and explore in. So, this photo is me in my most comfy environment: Camping, feeling free, adventuring in Olive, sitting next to my honey and Maibell (our co-pilot). I’m pretty simple If you have any questions about painting and/or need tips, I’d be happy to help!