Kia ora, I'm Maria, an Illustrator based in Nelson, NZ.

You could say I mostly draw my feelings, but I guess that’s a lot healthier than eating them. My work explores big themes like society, femininity, modern life, and how they affect us as women. My style is feminine, yet impactful, rich in detail and texture. My work won Bronze at the Creativepool Annual 2021 awards in the Illustration category, and has been shortlisted in the 2022 awards. I work across editorial, publishing, corporate communications, and advertising, so please contact me if you are interested in creating something together.