Maria Kononov was born in 1997, in New Jersey, USA. Maria started to draw for fun when she was only three. Spontaneously, she took pencils and paper and started making cut-outs of dogs and horses to play with.
Fairly quickly, she moved to watercolors, mastering perspective by the age of five without any formal instructions or external help. As she tried out different techniques, her spectrum of colors just kept on growing. While experimenting with pastels and magic markers, color inks and natural paints, Maria explored the various textures of paper, fabrics and eventually canvases.
By now, Maria already had personal exhibitions in Brussels, London, and Moscow. The young artist is actively involved in charities, like shows and auctions with proceeds going to orphanages. Today, many of her works can be found in private collections around the world.
Maria's work mature with each day and multiply in the number a clear sign of constant inspiration and eagerness to share her thoughts and emotions with others. Fotos vom Event