IOW artist Maria Ward sketching at Freshwater

Thanks to Maria Ward

Many thanks to IOW artist Maria Ward

Maria’s talk about her paintings was fascinating. Her enthusiasm to Isle of Wight scenes and the activities of people within them was definitely infectious. I envy her ability to sit on site and capture the essence of not only the local buildings but also the characters of all the people passing by.

Maria works full time on her art, splitting  her time between commissions, illustrating and writing a book for children, producing a range of cards for sale and painting pictures for galleries. She sells both prints and homewares which make for great Christmas presents.

To find out more about Maria, visit her website
http://www.mariaward.co.uk/home

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