Maria Poroy is known for Abstract Expressionist painting that are often inspired by nature and iconic images. While working in acrylic and oil mostlyly, she also frequently incorporated mixed media for effects to support the mood or the story.
Most people notice the color first, and as an awrd winning artist she brings a highly personal perspective to er work Using a range of materials her goal is to evoke strong feelings from works that convey the broad experience and small joys of modern life and Americana.
Working on canvas up to 40X60, she has a special fondness for smaller pieces, comparing them to the intense flavors and textures of appetizers which can be more exciting than the typical entree. With this approach even a 9X12 can pack quite a punch.
Extensive world travel as an Army brat and an adult results in an eclectic range of influences, and a strong belief that a good work of art draws you in and continues to reveal itself to you over time. "I think as people we have more shared experience than our differences, that the more we study something the more abstract it becomes. It is only worth owning a piece of art if it speaks to you and you can discover something new every time you look at it."