My name is Maria Ananieva and I am a Bulgarian artist, based in Batavia, IL. I moved to the states in 2016 from Bulgaria and have pursued my dream of being a full time artist since then.I am a cat owner, his name is Lucky and he is my little studio assistant!
I am very inspired by nature and moved to create when I’m surrounded by it. Most people nowadays are very rushed - rarely do they stop or slow down to look around. There is a whole other world outside our rushed 9-5 schedule - butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering. Flowers blooming, birds singing. Do you even notice how the seasons change?
My work often represent’s nature’s process. It is a reminder to stop and look around. Please feel free to browse through my collection of original artwork on my website or visit me in person at Water Street Studios, Batavia IL (studio #14)
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