“Art can be a need, a scream, a soul, a word, a note, a pigment, a thought. Art is life.


Maria Di Gaetano

Maria Di Gaetano is an Italian visual artist and educator based in England, Uk.

Born in Sicily in 1984, Maria started to love art at the age of 5 thanks to her artistic family members. After attending the Artistic High school she moved to Florence where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2008 with a BA in Scenography-Fine Arts. The smell of Renaissance and the incredible beauty of the city were the basis of developing several creative interests such as teaching and writing, alongside the artistic ones.
After 12 years in Florence, she decided to move to England in 2015 where she now happily resides.

Maria’s artistic practice covers a varied and informed use of different media such as oils, watercolours, inks, acrylics, and pencils ranging from portraiture,charcoal landscapes to the most recent and favourite abstracts.

Her abstracts explore inner feelings and emotions generated by casual or inducted events. Maria is interested in the philosophical as well as the psychological side and power of art. This is why she also try to express thoughts and subconscious realities not always possible expressed with words.

Maria has a Master degree in Art History, she is Art and Humanities Lecturer and Art and Design tutor. She also works as HLTA in Cambridgeshire. As well as employed, Maria works also as self employed, teaching Art and languages. Maria is a co- founder of the Bookmark Artists Collective. She is editor of the BAC’s magazine and member of For Art History and the Visual Artists Association. Maria has also a proud co-opted Parish Councillor.

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