Maria, born in Bulgaria, received her Associate Degree in Graphic Design from the College of Dupage along with continuing education in Fine Arts. Her primary medium is oil painting, and her primary subjects are birds and flowers. Maria is a Batavia, IL artist where she has been teaching and creating art for over 5 years. Maria finds her students to not only be extremely creative, but truly inspiring, as they have no blocks or barriers to their artistic abilities – just the desire to create! Maria’s teaching style is encouraging children & adults to develop their own artistic style as they develop in their skills.