Maria Harding, an artist with a passion for portraiture and animals, paints these subjects in a representational style combining realism with abstraction.
If Maria were to come back to this world as an animal it would be a bird. She loves birds in all their varieties, and finds them inspiring for her work. ‘To me they symbolize freedom with their magical ability to fly, and for both human beings and animals alike, I believe we should all have the right to freedom.‘
Her work is included in numerous private collections across the world including Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair 2019 presented by Saatchi Art in Sydney
Originally from the UK, Maria is now based in the Blue Mountains, Australia where she works from her peaceful home studio which backs onto National Park bushland.