It’s a lovely story, Maria Oates the artist from Dubbo. It all started as Maria is one of M.A.Dainty's followers on Instagram. Michelle from M.A.Dainty fell in love with the art and bought her art and with Maria’s generosity has printed a beautiful story of art and style.
Mixed media artist Maria Oates has been exhibiting her artwork for many years and has won many awards all over Australia. After leaving the advertising world to marry and have her three children in the Central West she was able to explore her great love of painting.
"My contemporary work starts with that impulse to explore with an open mind and have my materials at hand," Maria said. "The beginning is always scary yet full of promise and potential, the end result can be anticipated, a push/pull of the hand and the heart creating a tension with opposites, dark against light, smooth against rough, always playing with colour, balance, textures and mixed media.
Maria now teaches four days a week at her Dubbo studio in "Creative Drawing and Painting for Beginners" and manages to exhibit as often as possible in local exhibitions and various galleries across the region.