Abstracts – Portraits – Figurative Painting – Acrylic Painting:
Maria Kapodistrias – Between juggling a busy career in the health field and raising four children, Maria has always kept a sketchbook with her and managed to fit in drawing in her spare time. However, it was some years before she was able to pursue her dream of painting seriously; after her grown-up children bought her an easel and paints.
Maria has completed short courses at the National Art School, Waverley-Woollahra Art School and WEA.
Maria has exhibited her work in a number of group exhibitions, including as a member of the all-female group WIPAS at Bondi Pavilion Gallery and as a member of Randwick Art Society in their group exhibitions at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, Prince Henry Centre Little Bay, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, CASS Art Direct Randwick, and the CASS Annual Exhibition Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Maria has also been a featured artist at a group exhibition at the Ashfield Baptist Homes.
In May 2015, Maria donated three of her paintings, which sold at auction in a fund raising event for victims of the earthquake in Nepal. In April 2016, Maria participated in the Breakthrough Art Festival by donating one of her paintings for a Cancer Council fundraising event at Ambush Art Gallery.
Maria joined Randwick Art Society (RAS) in 2014 and was elected as a committee member. She was elected President of Randwick Art Society in 2019, and then was re-elected for 2020.