marialynamportraitEvery work of art is an adventure. Sketchbooks are filled, photographs are taken and ideas start to come alive. Starting with another rough sketch of the proposed piece, I work through which process, or processes, will enhance my vision. It starts as a puzzle and as I work with my chosen media, the work takes on a voice of its own. The complications that are presented at the beginning of a work are resolved... many times through trial and error, but there is great satisfaction in the final product.

Gold leaf and other organic materials are often incorporated in a work of art. Whatever the media, I “meld” various images to make them integral. Many of my works are abstract compositions based on organic elements in which the colors and forms establish harmonious and balanced relationships; others include graffiti.

Experimenting with digital transfers onto various surfaces—metal, glass, etc. is my current challenge. I use my own photographs and art as the basis for the creation of these combined media pieces.

To purchase a work of art, please contact Maria.


- Paint and Prints, The Raven Café, Prescott, AZ
- Impressions – Arizona Print Group at the West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

- Van Gogh’s Ear, Prescott, AZ
- Contemporary Spirits, Thumb Butte Distillery, Prescott
- APG Presents at The Raven Café, Prescott
- Art Detour, Phoenix

- Aqueous XVII, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac
- Letters at Large, Jewish Community Center
- Paintings Only, A Small Art Gallery, Prescott
- The Line, Juried International Printmaking Exhibit at Prescott College
- Alphabet, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
- Reversing Vandalism, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
- Blackletter, contributing artist, collaborative typeface


- SGC International
- Juried Member of the Arizona Print Group
- Art Escape
- Prescott Contemporary Printmakers
- Former Member, Board of Directors and Visual Arts Committee Chair, Prescott Center for the Arts


- Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona
- Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas


- Anniversary Portfolio: Yavapai Digital Art and Photo Club
- Through the Looking Glass, Yavapai College Visual Arts Dept.