Maria was born in Ukraine, lived in Toronto from 1955 to 2000 and today resides in Paris, France. She studied at the Ontario College of Art. Maria has had 15 solo exhibitions: 6 in Toronto, 2 in Edmonton and one each in Whitby, London (Ontario), New York, Chicago, Paris, Limoges and Brussels. She has participated in numerous group shows in Canada, the United States and France. Maria paints with watercolours, tempera, oils and acrylic. Currently she is exploring portraiture. Her painting can be seen in the National Museum of Art in Kiev, and in private collections in Canada, the United States, France and Ukraine.