About the Artist

the artist

Artist Statement

I am a seeker of truth and beauty.

Similar to the painters of the Renaissance, my artistic ambition lies in producing art which is beautiful and at the same time full of meaning. I find great pleasure in producing a work of art that can bring joy and beauty into someone's life everytime they look at it.

Looking at the great art of the past, one can ask: What makes this work endure, century after century, enticing each new viewer to gaze with wonder at its mastery? My own source of inspiriation include the painters of the Italian Renaissance - such as Da Vinci and Botticelli, John Singer Sargent, The American Landscape Impressionists, and George Inness. There is something eternal about art. In a way, a good work of art is like a faithful friend, someone who, with a keen eye and eloquent tongue, has seen what we have seen - and more - is able to tell us something of life and beauty.


Maria Rangel, a native Southern Californian, pursued art as a career after graduating with a B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. She also holds a B.F.A. in fine arts from the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA. Maria works as a professional fine artist from her art studio in Santa Ana, specializing in drawing and painting. Recently, she taught ¬†some art classes at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego. She has grown in her insight and technique throughout her studies and has gained much inspiration from her time spent at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Maria's art can be seen at various locations throughout Southern California.



Maria's Resume