Marie Sammartino – Riverton, NJ
2018 MSAA MS Ability Art Showcase Entrants
Maria Sammartino – Riverton, NJ
Maria Sammartino was born into a family of artists, and has spent many years creating art. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, she found herself immersed in painting, writing, and editing to help alleviate the pain that MS can cause. Maria has been a featured artist in local South Jersey juried shows and exhibitions, and currently has paintings hanging at the Perelman Canter in Philadelphia, and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.
Maria presents the viewer with a challenge in self-described “imagined landscapes” and abstract art that often defy rules of perspective and dimension. Her body of work is full of many different styles, and that is just a part of what makes them original. Each painting is different from the next, and not easily described as “abstract” or “landscape” but both at the same time. She mixes her vibrant palette in what seems to be endless layers and texture, challenging the viewer to label or describe them easily.
Dreams of Provence
Hills and Flowers