Maria Rose AROI is part of the UK’s growing plein air movement, with a contemporary take on the
great British landscape painting tradition. Maria works mostly outside in the elements, letting the
seasons guide her.
“When you work in tune with nature you realise how fleeting these precious
moments are; every light situation, every sky, every change in the weather are all completely unique
and painting is my attempt to try and record this transience.”
Maria was born in London in 1985 but has lived much of her life in the West Country. She
currently lives in Devon. Maria graduated from University of Plymouth in 2007 with a BA Honours
Fine Art (painting).
Maria has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the South West Academy, the Chelsea
Art Society, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the New English Art Club and is a member of the
British Plein Air Painters. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Award for a Painting (CaS 2017) and
Windsor and Newton Young Artist 2nd Prize (ROI 2017). Maria was a contestant on Sky Arts
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018.
Maria was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (AROI) in 2022.