Born in Colombia and raised in Texas, Maria Aimone has now started exploring new horizons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her and her husband of 11 years made the exciting change in September of 2018. Talents in the arts run deep in her family. Inspired to study architecture by her uncle in Colombia and motivated by her aunt's oil paintings was just the beginning of Maria’s enjoyable journey.
Right after college in the early 1990's her travels in Mexico brought about 2 exhibits in the state of San Luis Potosi. Later she married and began painting on a much larger basis. Together they continue to travel often enjoying a symbolic bottle of wine together as she records their memories. Such travels generated enough pieces for 2 more exhibits in Houston, Texas during 2014-2017.
She continues to paint and now shares her talents by teaching others how to discover the peaceful and relaxing media of watercolor.
She has dabbled in many different mediums, such as clay, acrylics, and pastels. However, watercolors suit her best. "It is just a fascinating but challenging media. Trying out different paper, different brushes or new techniques is entertaining. There is so much to paint and so little time!”
She finds that traveling moves her to capture light, color, form or even a memory wherever she goes. This discovery of new places stimulates her mind. What started as a professor’s requirement to keep a sketch book for her architecture classes at Texas A&M quickly became exciting watercolor sketch books and then paintings that could be shared with family and friends.
"There are always inspirational things around me, but the best memories are the quiet moments of enlightenment that come from God. He is faithful and has blessed me greatly. I can't deny it."