Maria Coit
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Meet Me

 
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Hello! My name is Maria. I am a high school art teacher who loves painting and photography! I enjoy exploring physical spaces and my artistic limitations. I am married with three kids and love to read novels and lift weights in what little spare time is afforded to me. I am new to teaching and have found that I am a passionate advocate for art education.

When photographing families, I prefer to take my families south of Ridgecrest to the scenic Rademacher Hills.  I love discovering new places and passions and am open to traveling for my work. 

Thank you for your interest in my work!

 
 
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"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

-William Morris

 
 
 
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I became an artist because it is my passion to make beautiful items for people to enjoy.  Photography is just one avenue to accomplish this!  I am also a fine artist currently focusing on painting.

I absolutely adore marrying photography and fine art.  I often use my own photographs as inspiration and reference for my paintings.  You can see an example of this in my photo to the left and my accompanying oil painting below.

Letting the brush fly...

I work best when I have intense periods of creativity followed by reflection and examination.  This is true in both painting and in photography.  

Often, the actual photography session is a complete blur. Then I spend days making edits and mulling over the results until suddenly I find the work is done.  In painting, this process can stretch out into months!  When I am in the zone, I work fast.  I typically mull over the results for days before I know what step to take next.  Eventually, there are no changes to make that would clearly benefit the piece, and it is declared finished!

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