"Her illustrations strip things down from exuberance and reflect fashion in its all beauty. "

From Chanel shows through the creations of Gosha Rubchinskyi and Balenciaga to a Carmex lip balm, she takes down the barriers between what is commercial and sophisticated. Infusing art with a sense of infantile purity, her illustrations do not shout to be seen, but somehow grab the eye. Maria captures objects and sceneries in a modern way but always with a dash of whimsy.

Her artistic style formed under the influence by naive art, children drawings, graphic design, minimalistic abstract art, simple forms, with touch of Asian traditional art and Scandinavian design. She uses the pallet of the fading colors of nature: earth, stone, gray sky, winter sea and others.

Her work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Interview magazine, Bon Appetit Mag, Vogue UA, Manrepeller among others, and she has collaborated with an array of clients including Taittinger Champagne, Champagne Leclerc Briant, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hotel Esprit de France Group, Levain Bakery NY, Brand Bureau NY, Lela Rose, Papyrus USA, Etvos Japan and many others.

Contact email: saintemaria.illustration@gmail.com

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BOOOOOOOM Artist Spotlight: Sainte Maria
Sarah Le Donne (interview with Sainte Maria)
The Youthquake
BOOOOOOOM Illustrator Spotlight: Sainte Maria
IDOL magazine
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09.04.2019 – 14.04.2019
Salone del Mobile. Milano 2019
Special Artwork for Zanotta, room Paris

27.10.2017 - 24.11.2017
UNITED, solo exhibition
Casa da Esquina, Coimbra, Portugal

06.10.16 – 28.11.16
TACTILITY: Contemporary Fashion Illustration
Pocko Gallery, London, United Kingdom

13.05.16 – 15.05.16
Formosa Art Fair
Humble House Taipei, Taiwan

17.03.15 – 27.03.15
"Soap" Fold zine group show
R. B. Gallery, London, United Kingdom