Maria is a current graphic designer, past writer and dreaming artist living in Austin, TX, who deeply believes that creativity is a muscle of the spirit that must be exercised for our mental health, well-being, and connectivity with nature and with each other. Her work is inspired by both the natural and the foreign - by nature and by alternative worlds, and works to express and address the questions of infinite space and existence. She uses mixed media techniques to combine the real with the digital to mesh together natural wonders and the dreams they become. With a passion for art of all kinds — painting, collage, Photoshop, vector illustration, 3-d modeling, photography, video editing and other types of crafting — she hopes and works to inspire others to exercise their own creative muscles, one way or the other. Follow her creative journey at www.artinistic.com.