Maria was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria one of the oldest cities in the world and the European Capital of Culture known as the city of artists. There she studied Art for 5 years at the only one of its type in the Balkans the National High School of Stage and Film design. She learned different skills of fine and applied arts like painting, prints, sculpture, ceramics; make-up, and wigs which helped her to develop her creativity side. She participated in many exhibitions in Bulgaria and she won First place in The National Art Competition The Water Source of Life. After graduating in Bulgaria, Maria then moved to London where she studied Graphic and Digital Design at the University of Greenwich and graduated in 2019. Since graduating, she has returned to the medium of painting, as painting is where her passion lies. She loves showing through her art the power and the beauty of Nature. She works primarily in oil on stretched canvas. She believes that art is compulsory in our lives no matter our age and interests.
Nature has always been an invariable part of our lives. It is a source of beauty, tranquility, and silence, and a symbol of the strength of spirit. I am Bulgarian. I am proud of the beauty of nature in Bulgaria. My country abounds in beautiful, majestic, and picturesque mountains. Our history is deeply connected to the majesty of these mountains. Not one, but many of our freedom fighters or so-called rebels have found shelter and solace in the remote and impenetrable forests of our country. I, as a creator and a person of art, who is inspired by the strength and courage of these great Bulgarians, who gave their lives in the name of justice and the idea of freedom, and fought alone against the power and the law. These are our great people's awakeners, who are so numerous that a whole novel would not be enough for me to describe their stories and deeds. They are the muse that inspires my art and guides my creative surge, fantasy, and rapture.