María Camp is an abstract artist working primarily in acrylics for paintings and India ink or acrylic paint for drawings. Her art includes both objective and non-objective pieces. To see a selection of her paintings, visit MariaCamp.art.
She is the Staff Reporter and Photographer for The Franklin County Times newspaper and Franklin Living magazine. She has edited several books for Renaissance Valley Publishing. María also writes poetry.
She is a volunteer for Burritt on the Mountain, a museum in Huntsville, Alabama, where she has served as a living history interpreter, day camp counselor, and event greeter, among other roles.
She creates abstract acrylic paintings on wood, hardbord, claybord, and canvas using colors, shapes, and textures (including acrylic mediums and sgraffito techniques) to add impact and interest. She believes that creating, viewing, and contemplating art helps to celebrate, explore, and question the world around and within. She also creates abstract drawings using India ink, as well as acrylic paint.
María is a participant in the Art Abandonment movement. She is a member of the Facebook group by the same name.
Her painting, "Butterfly Spring," was in the 2016 Alabama Spring Art Show at High Cotton Arts in Athens, Alabama. During that time, her junk art sculpture, "Owl in Flight," was on display at Lowe Mill Arts Center in Huntsville, Alabama; it was entered in the September 2016 North Alabama State Fair and won third place in its category. Her painting entitled "Crazy Eyes" won a first place ribbon. She has also received ribbons for photography and jewelry.
Maria's paintings have also been displayed at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, the Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, Ala., the Killen Public Library and Art and More gallery in Florence, Ala.
Juried art shows include Arts Alive in Florence, Alabama, in 2018, 2019, and 2021. She has participated in the annual art fundraiser for Oasis Women and Children's Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama.
María is a member of the Shoals Artists Guild, Huntsville Art League, and Arts Huntsville. She was the featured presenter for the September 2017 meeting of the Shoals Artists Guild. She was one of the presenters for the March 2018 PechaKucha meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.
Check out her YouTube Channel: Happy Anvil Art -- HappyAnvilArt.com
Find her zines at: ZinesByMaria.com
** If you'd like to buy a virtual cup of coffee to support her art, visit: ArtByMaria.net
To inquire about purchasing existing paintings or drawings, commissioning new ones, speaking opportunities or opportunities in other areas, such as writing, photography or editing, text/call: 256-762-8506 or send an email to [email protected].
If you are interested in discussing opportunities not mentioned here, feel free to reach out.
"Inspiration can be found just about anywhere if you care to look with a heart for seeing. That which we have not yet discovered or imagined may be closer than we think if we believe in the potential and commit to undergo the journey."