Maria Rose AROI is part of the UK’s growing plein air movement, with a contemporary take on the great British landscape painting tradition. Maria works mostly outside in the elements, letting the seasons guide her. ‘When you work in tune with nature you realise how fleeting these precious moments are; every light situation, every sky, every change in the weather are all completely unique and painting is my attempt to try and record this transience.’
Maria was born in London in 1985 and has lived much of her life in the West Country where she now lives in Devon. Maria graduated from University of Plymouth in 2007 with a BA Honours Fine Art (painting).
Maria has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil painters, the South West Academy, the Chelsea Art Society, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the New English Art Club and is a member of the British Plein Air Painters. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Award for a Painting (CaS 2017) and Windsor and Newton Young Artist 2nd Prize (ROI 2017). Maria was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018.
In 2022 Maria was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (AROI).