Maria Floyd, working in Painting

Maria Floyd is a painter based in Devon and Cornwall and has based her work there for over 15 years. She studied Fine Art/ History of Art BA(Hons) at Goldsmiths College, London in the early 1990s and has had a passion for painting from a young age. She is featured by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation on their website as a partner artist and exhibited as a shortlisted candidate in 2016 and 2017 in their Wildlife Artist of theYear Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Her paintings are made as a direct response to a landscape or seascape and are deep rooted in the North Cornish coastline and the dramatic landscape of Dartmoor. Connecting abstract elements with expressive drawing they convey a feeling of a fleeting moment, capture a situation or experience. Works on paper and board are made outside and the elements make their mark, influencing the finished piece which may then be further developed in the studio. Making observational sketches outside is at the heart of her work, and experimenting with a variety of media and tools at every stage of the process.

Gallery of work, examples