Maria was born in Tokyo, Japan and was raised in Switzerland. She studied at international boarding schools in Switzerland since childhood and has lived abroad for 14 years.
She began her Japanese painting artist career since 2019.
“I have found the traditional Japanese painting (Nihonga) to be most effective in accurately recreating glowing sceneries seen through my eyes. Nihonga paintings are said to last for a thousand years. The pigments are made from pulverized genuine gold and gemstones. The traditional washi paper and sumi inks are said to keep for a thousand years and more. One could argue that a piece of Nihonga is equal in value to a piece of jewelry.”