Come enjoy the simple pleasures of life as seen from the perspective of the figurative artist Maria Saracino.
“Life’s Simple Pleasures” exhibit at Orange Art Gallery runs for 3 weeks
from February 4 – 22nd, 2015
“.. Months of planning and long hours in my studio have gone into this exhibit. The result . . . I will be presenting a collection of 24 original sculptures, 12 of which are brand new, never been displayed. Also included in the exhibit are a series of 20 relief portraits called “Expressions” and 12 small characters in the “Life’s a Swing” Series. All the pieces fit in with the theme . . . “Life’s Simple Pleasures”. I’m hoping this three week exhibit will brighten our outlook and lift our spirits during the winter doldrums…”, wrote Maria in her blog.
Maria Saracino, born and raised in Ottawa, is an award-winning figurative artist, and eminent member of the NCNS who makes one-of-a-kind sculptures of everyday people using polymer clay. Working as a graphic artist for 18 years, she honed her skills creating watercolour, acrylic and multi-media paintings as well as experimenting with textiles and sculpture. Maria discovered polymer clay in the mid 1990’s and the creative possibilities of figurative sculptures. Her work has won several awards as well as being included in special exhibits at museums and galleries across Canada and the United States.