Maria Tavarez is a self-taught expressionist abstract artist pulling influences from Georgia O’KEEFE, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Paul Cézzane. Maria’s medium of choice is Acrylic, Spray Paint, Coarse texture paints and charcoal. She has attended some workshops with Eric McRay at Raleigh’s C-MAC to improve her technique and skills. She has an MS in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University and spends her time volunteering with several non profit organizations in the Triangle Area. Maria is the Lead Outreach Liaison for Artforall-NC which focuses on making art accessible to all communities despite means. Maria’s art work focuses on mental health awareness through a variety of works that use cubistic, impressionist and expressionistic styles to approach this topic. Her latest work currently Exhibited at Casa Azul of Greensboro Latitudes of Afro Latinx Art 2023 – “Breakthrough Your Boundaries” illustrates the personal struggle of over coming mental blockage.
Maria’s work has been Exhibited at Maria V Howard Art Center’s Juried Art Competition 2023 – Exhibited “Synergy” 36×36, Art Gallery of Moore County 2023 Fine Arts Festival Exhibited-“The Pack” 16×20 Acrylic, VAE Arts Organization Raleigh-Exhibited “The Village” 16×20, and Diamantes Art and Cultural Center currently exhibiting “El Barrio” and “La Playa” paying homage to her home of the Dominican Republic and finally Rocky Mount Mills upcoming exhibit M is for Menopause Baby will be showing to of Maria’s work- “Mother” 16×20 Acrylic, Pray paint abstract and “The Cycle” 16×20 Acrylic.