Maria Szollosi, a graphics illustrator and textil designer, feels that pain, love, glamour, music and woman are closely linked. She draws, thus, paint and illustrates them, and designs clothing and texiles for them. Through sometimes bright, sometimes de-saturated color, and many textured patterns, Mariska connects these to the emotional hot buttons of her audience.
After studies in Budapest, in her native country of Hungary, at the University of Art and Design, Mariska’s art flourished, and she worked as a textile and fashion designer. The tragic death of her youngest daughter, eleven years ago— Terez Som, just a teenager— left Maria bereft, and looking for a way to survive. Art has brought her more than survival. Mariska calls it a “new life”. Step by step, she renewing art lessons, started found wonderful tutors, and new friends, in the U.K.
Mariska works in oil, acrylic and ink, but currently focuses on complex digital artworks, usually with a painterly and textures effect. Often she mixed the traditional and digital mediums.
She describes it as “the borderline between painting, freehand drawing, collage and computer media”. Her strong compositions benefit from her training in both graphic illustration and painting. Always, a woman is at the heart of her beautiful work.
Today, Maria SZOLLOSI exhibits her works throughout the world.