“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 family members artists. After attending the Artistic High school she moved to Florence where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2008. 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 now resides.

Maria’s artistic practice covers a varied and informed use of different media such as oils, watercolours, acrylics, and pencils ranging from portraiture 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 is a MA art history student, freelance tutor and teacher assistant. Maria is also a member of the new Bookmark Artists Collective and she recently started a collaboration as intern with Emergent Art Space .