Portrait of A Good Feeling Artist Maria Morales is an outstanding artist and a member of the South Shore Artist Group. She is a woman who should be celebrated during Women’s History Month. She has evolved into a wonderful multi-talented artist who uses all mediums to produce the fine art collection shedisplunbelievableresume.At age 6, she was inspired by her father’s drawing of a horse.
She was so impressed that she started to draw the horse with her father as he broke it down step by step.This experience encouraged Maria to buy a book on How to Draw Horses at her school book fair. She practiced every day trying to recreate her father’s beautiful drawing of a horse. Maria had a good feeling when she felt she had drawn the finest horse she could possibly draw. What a wonderful memory and Maria still has that book on How to Draw Horses to this day. Every time Maria completes a work of art to her satisfaction that good feeling returns. Maria eventually moved on to drawing all animals. With the help of her older brother, she started making candles and all types of arts and crafts. Every time Maria went to the store, she
would buy an arts and crafts kit to make gifts for family and friends. When Maria took science in school she enjoyed drawing the heart and the human body. Anatomy classes inspired her to draw but like many people Maria got busy with life and put art on the back burner until her 30’s. Maria started drawing again and realized how much she loved to draw people. She favored oil then acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, mixed media, charcoal and pencil. Her vision was to be a realist ‘I dabble in everything’ said Maria ‘ I’m a mutt’.
Inspired by every day life, Maria feels nothing is going to hold her back. She welcomes constructive criticism and sometimes she will go back a day later to improve on a piece of art if the mood strikes her. Maria loves to go to museums to sit and draw. She loves drawing statues and likes sculpture. Her ultimate goal is to make a beautiful ball jointed doll which is made from clay and then painted. Maria is known for her amazing paintings of outstanding inspiring women in history. Her paintings include Cleopatra, Summer, Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Lady Godiva, Venus, Alice Austen, LaPieta, Audrey Hepburn, Tango
Dancers, Minerva and Roaring 20’s Flappers. Her paintings have inspired children and women to achieve
and become whoever they want to be. She chose women from different decades and different backgrounds but their inspiration and beauty was their gift to the universe. Maria teaches art to children three times a week. She enjoys
teaching and helping children discover the love and beauty of art and a feeling of accomplishment through a finished work. Maria’s goal is to continue growing to perfect her craft and to share her knowledge and love of art. Maria loves when the kids she teaches complete the task and are impressed with their own artwork. She helps them break it down so they can feel the good feeling she felt when her father
taught her how to draw. Maria herself also recaptures that good feeling with every artwork from every child.
Maria loves to be challenged and with every completed art
work receives a brush of color on the painting of the portrait of the
good feeling artist known as Maria Morales.