Maria Pinto Barbosa
*artist * author * advocate
Maria Pinto Barbosa is a representational landscape and floral painter whose paintings have messages for her, and going through the process of painting is like a spiritual journey.
Maria is mostly self-taught, but has received invaluable and inspirational connection to the land where finds great beauty. Her oil painting and illustration are vastly different from one another with the exception of her use of color which is always rich and lush.
As a child, she wanted to make color-books come alive with color.
Why does she paint?
Because she see herself in the painting. She experiences each stroke as it brings back memories with color. She treasures painting as a method of meditation. She paints to explore and find magical realms where each stroke becomes reality.
Maria Pinto Barbosa pieces are talking pieces and add character and brightness to homes and workplaces. Her appreciation for life is expressed on canvas and allows her to release it to others around her.
Romance 1997 © = the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Romance “Oil on canvas” 18×20
Family Roots 2012 © = a family gathering is a time to remember that, although you may feel close to your neighbors and friends, there is nothing quite likes family. These Family members are the ones who are closest to you in blood. You share the same history and ancestors who cared for you. Family is a circle of strength and love…Our family with ever birth or not and every union the circle grows, our family is a circle of strength every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger. Oil on canvas 30×36
Magnolia Mystery 1998 ©= Lover can capture your attention under the Magnolia Tree. Magnolia blossomed flowers delicate for a bride, yet large enough for plentiful bouquets of resplendent wealth to the eyes of the beholder. Yes, for all to see is the beauty of a tree. Magnolia Mystery “Oil on canvas” 30×36