Oregon House, CA
My own curiosity, respect for nature and humans are my sources of inspiration. My artistic explorations lead to representational, as well as abstract art. When working with abstractions, form and color themselves are the inspiration.
Starting with either my own photography or a hand-painted background, I stitch the image to create more tactile values which often enhance 3D-effects. Your hands will want to touch the silky surfaces just like they want to touch nature.
Maria Billings is a bi-cultural artist, born in Europe, living most of her life in the Sierra foothills. She earned a B.A. degree in textile and fiber art “Textilgestaltung” at the University of Cologne, Germany, 1980.
Ms. Billings has award-winning works in private and public collections around the world. She is represented by The Camelot Gallery in Nevada City, California.