Maria was born in the small historic island of Salamis, nested away in the inlet of the Saronic Gulf. Now she lives in Athens, Greece. She is married and mother of a boy. She studied fashion design, freehand drawing. Although she occasionally works with acrylics and oils, her favorite mediums are colored pencils and graphite. She has participated in many joint exhibitions in Greece, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Italy. Maria has four solo exhibitions in Athens, Zakynthos, Chania, and Thessaloniki, Greece. She teaches pencil techniques to adults and organizes workshops throughout Greece. She loves realism and her artwork includes portraits, still lifes, cityscapes and landscapes. She is silver signature member of UKCPS, member of CPSA, member of Portrait Society of America, member of International Guild of Realism and also of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.
‘’Old man’’ - Best portrait Award , May 2017, UKCPS 16th Annual Open Exhibition – Menier Gallery, London.
‘’Loneliness’’ - Best Drawing Award , September 2017 - 12th IGOR Exhibition - Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA USA.
‘’Loneliness’’ – 1st other media Award, October 2018, Figure/Portrait 2018 - Richeson Gallery, Kimberly USA
‘’Who is the king?’’- Highly Commended Award, May 2018 , UKCPS 17th Annual Open Exhibition , Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
’Young lady’’ – Best portrait Award , CPCAU International Online Drawn Together Exhibition 2019
‘’The lighting shop’’- People choice Award, Ann Kullberg’s ‘’20th Anniversary Celebration Member Show’’ 2019
• October 2020 - 15th International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition – Principle Gallery, Charleston, USA.
• September 2019 - 14th International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition – Principle Gallery, Alexandria, USA.
• August 2019 - UKCPS 18th Annual Open Exhibition - The Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire UK.
• October 2018 - Figure/Portrait 2018 - Richeson Gallery, Kimberly USA.
• June 2018 – Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape and Architecture – Richeson Gallery, Wisconsin, USA.
• May 2018 - 17th Annual Open Exhibition - Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
• September 2017 - 12th IGOR Exhibition - Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA USA.
• May 2017 - UKCPS 16th Annual Open Exhibition – Menier Gallery, London.
• May 2016 - UKCPS 15th Annual Open Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London.
• July 2015 – CPSA 23rd International Exhibition Awards 2015 - The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
• May 2015 - UKCPS 14th Annual Open Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London
• August 2014 - PENCIL ART SOCIETY First International Open Juried Exhibition – Centre D'exposition De Repentigny Quebec, Canada
• October 2013 - UKCPS 12th Annual Open International Exhibition – Patchings Art Centre, Calverton, Nottingham.
• October 2012 - UKCPS 11th Annual Open International Exhibition - Nuneaton Art Gallery & Museum.
• May 2012 – ‘’Arcobaleno di Colori’’- Galleria Teatro Turci – Barletta, Italy.
• September 2011 - UKCPS 10th Annual Open International Exhibition - Westminster Central Hall London.