Maria Strom is inspired by narrative art, whether it’s medieval painting, folk art or comic strips. With a background in children’s book illustration, she considers herself a visual storyteller. Her goal is to create a scene on canvas with enough intrigue to involve the viewer in it and enough details and subplots that something new is discovered next time the painting is viewed.
Her children’s books have been published by Lee and Low. Her paintings have shown in galleries in San Francisco, Portland, OR and Austin, TX. You can find Maria at strompaint.com.