My story is a mess of up and downs.
I have always been an artist, that much is true.
I’ve been creating art since I was a child, and I know it sounds cliché, but I can’t think of a different way to put it. I love to create beautiful things, and when I am painting time both stands still and passes in a flash.
A few years ago, I decided that I would start creating art for other people to use for their own businesses. So, Maria B. Paints was born. I started with custom logo designs and moved into watercolor clipart and digital prints. Now, my work consists of mostly watercolor pieces, painted by hand and then digitalized and finely tuned in Photoshop.
I was really loving my side business as a stay at home mom. Bringing art into the world has been a wonderful outlet for me. Then, my husband of 12 years left me out of the blue. Suddenly my side business wasn't going to be just extra vacation cash, but it would have to support me entirely as I was pushed into single motherhood without warning.
The idea for a membership website where I could help other creatives build their business seemed like the logical next step. It's been a difficult road and I know it’s not over yet. This is just the beginning!
As a mom and an artist, I hope I can bring the joy of what I do to you while supporting myself and my son. I hope you can use my art to do the same. I can accommodate custom requests and I absolutely love imagining something new and unique just for you or your business.