MARIA DE ECHEVARRIA

 

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Biography

 

 

 

MARIA de ECHEVARRIA

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT 

 

 I’m always concerned with the texture, the agreement of lines in the composition and the way the colors work with each other. The light and the “soul” of the painting are equally important.  I start by applying thin layers of acrylic, usually as underpainting, and when that is dry I change to oils for the final look.  Most of my paintings are halfway between representational and abstract, and nature is my most important source of inspiration.

 

BIOGRAPHY

                                                                

Referring to her solo show at the Consulate of Argentina in New York in 2010, critic J Sanders Eaton wrote, “Indeed it is the pure chromatic intensity radiating from her paintings, above all else, that imbues them with a spiritual resonance which

transcends the anecdotal to achieve abstract autonomy […]”.

 

De Echevarría has exhibited extensively in New York, including one-artist shows at the United Nations, the Living Room Gallery of Saint Peter’s Church,  the Consulate General of Argentina, the 2/20 Gallery (Chelsea) and the Montserrat Gallery (SoHo and Chelsea). 

 

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has shown in group shows at the Joyce Robins Gallery, the Selby Fleetwood Gallery and the InArt Santa Fe Gallery. 

 

In Buenos Aires, de Echevarría presented her work at three Annual Exhibitions of Contemporary Argentine Art at the Palacio San Martín.

 

Born in Buenos Aires, María studied in New York under the Peruvian painter Reynaldo Bisetti and took classes at the Art Students League of New York, but she considers herself primarily self-taught. She has studios in New York and in Santa Fe, where she feels attracted by the light and the landscape. 

 

Her paintings have been selected for covers of globally distributed magazines  (“Private Equity International” and  “Interciencia”). Her works are in private collections in the United States and abroad  as well as in corporate offices.

 

Please visit her website at www.mariadeechevarria.com to find a larger selection of her works.  If you have questions email María at echeva@earthlink.net .