FANTASTIC ART CLASSES Contact Maria at mtlyle@aol.com
Maria teaches at Austin Community College
- Basic Graphic Design, Illustration Techniques & Basic Illustration.
Demonstrations / Videos -Video # 1 How to Draw an Eye
ART CLASSES at Austin Visual Artist Association

"Sunflower Pastel"

" Red Kimono" Pastel on Sandpaper SOLD
Private Collector in Australia


Maria lived in Europe and had the opportunity to travel to Spain, Italy, France, England and Switzerland.At eighteen she moved to the United States making Denver, Colorado her new home. There she attended Colorado Institute of Art and graduated with a degree in illustration design. Relocating to Dallas, Texas she worked for Southland Corporation and pursued her art education at University of North Texas. At UNT she graduated with a bachelors in Fine Arts. Moving to Austin, she worked with several different companies, as a contract artist and started to work on creating her portfolio of artworks. With a diverse background in design and illustration this gave her a foundation for teaching art classes and continually developing her art. Maria has been teaching art classes at Laguna Gloria Art School, Austin Community College and recently started teaching art classes at her own studio.
She has displayed her pastels in galleries and restaurants for the past 20 years. Her other mediums are oils, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink and airbrush. Her travels and illustration background has helped her structure concepts and has given her a strong foundation to build on for her present art work.

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Maria at an art opening standing nextto one of her abstract pastels
Maria has won awards for her
illustrations, portraits and other
published work

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"Dreams of Two" Pastel

" Red Cypress Trees" Pastel



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