Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Loor.
Maria, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I am an Ecuadorian designer, illustrator, and visual artist living and creating from Miami. I started my creative career in advertising and design in Ecuador and moved to the States to attend RISD. After graduation I moved to NY and after that went back to Ecuador to open my design practice and became Director of the design department at Universidad Casa Grande.
Lived in Buenos Aires and London where I mostly painted and finally landed in Miami in 2006 (with my two boys) where I have been painting, drawing, designing, paddleboarding, running and cooking vegetarian.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I draw, paint and design on paper, canvas, walls, plates, anything I can put my hands on. My art is naive, happy and very honest — I don’t do drama or rarely sad themes.
My favorite medium is ink on paper. and my art is mostly about human connection, family, love, food and cooking.
And IG follower once said that I was “A joy on paper” which I feel is pretty accurate to describe my art.
Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
I think social media and technology are doing a great job to help spread the word and get some artists to be known. Place like the Miami Flea is great platforms to expose new and established artists.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My work can be seen on IG, facebook, my websites or at my home studio.
- Website: www.marialoorart.com
- Phone: 7863956062
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @marialoorart
- Facebook: MariaLoorArt
- Twitter: @marialoorart
- Other: www.marialoorstudio.com, www.marialoor.com
Tuti Loor, Karina Cespedes