“need to create”

Welcome to Brushstrokes by Maria

Maria Castellano-Usery, Artist

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and I earned a BA in Fine Arts from Hofstra University in 1994. In January 1995, I moved to Maine. I sold my first painting in 1996, and since then, I've been showing my work in both group and solo settings.

In July 2007, I made a conscious decision to paint every single day for at least 30 minutes. The devotion to this practice has served me incredibly well, and the stability of this daily discipline has led to many hours of play, discovery, and finding my voice.

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