Portal Waitlist

What if you had a way to escape the overwhelm even just for a moment?

Let’s Build A Portal To Your Refuge

Imagine you had a magic portal to a secret space just for you, somewhere outside of the daily rush and worry.

Where do you feel safe enough to let your true self shine?

Let’s discover your haven together, whether it’s a lush garden or a mystical land. We will explore and imagine this refuge together.

I’ll bring it to life through a personalized painting, creating a portal for you to step into whenever you need calm and grounding.

Reconnect with your inner peace, find your divine center, and recharge your energy, so you can face life with calm resilience, ready to weather any storm.

Connected to the Universe – Mini Portal Series

You may ask how can a painting do this. Let me tell you that this is not just a painting.

What’s included?

Venture Through Your Portal Session

Mindfulness Practices For Your Daily Life

Postcards from your Portal

Your Very Own Portal To Your Refuge

Your portal will be a powerful tool for your mindful practice: unlocking the power of imagination and intuition

Meadow View – Windows to Nature Series
Waterfall View – Windows to Nature Series

Why is mindfulness so important to me? Mindfulness is essential for a healthy, fulfilling life. By cultivating mindfulness, we can be fully present in the moment, let go of worries about the past or future, and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.

I believe that spending time in nature is the easiest way to a mindful state. It allows us to connect with something greater than ourselves, to feel grounded and calm, and to gain perspective on our lives.

But oftentimes we cannot spend time in nature and may struggle to connect to a mindful state. This is where I want your portal to come in. I wish for your portal to be a powerful tool for cultivating mindfulness.

It may encourage you to slow down and engage with your senses in a more focused way. When you view your portal, you can take the time to notice the details – the colors, textures, shapes, and lines – and let yourself enter your safe place and be fully present in the moment.

I hope this will help you quiet your mind and let go of distractions, worries, and stress, allowing you to connect more deeply with the universe and with yourself.

I too need to combat my own stress and worries and re-connect to my inner child.

Being in the flow and mindfulness became more and more important to me in my 30s. On one hand due to being creative and making art again. But also as I became a mother in 2017. I wanted my child to experience the magic of the universe, parent in a more gentle and mindful way to not give on generational trauma from my ancestors as well as become the parent that I wished for as a child. I also wanted to combat my own stress and worries and reconnect to my inner child.

All of this led me to dive into mindfulness, so much so that I started a podcast on mindfulness together with my like-minded friend Jackie: The Becoming Mindful Podcast. Our mission is to not only expand our own knowledge and practice of being mindful but also give it to others to help them on their path as well as hold ourselves more accountable.

This is me, Maria

And this found its way into my art as well. In 2022 I painted a series of Windows to Nature, that were in a way the precursor to the portal idea. And in 2023 I brought some smaller portals to tranquility to life with my Mini Portals series.

Testimonials

Find out what others say about working with me on commissions and my art.


“After seeing Maria’s work, I decided to commission her to create an image of a Goddess that means a lot to me. Communication was amazing! Maria was very thorough in obtaining information for the piece that she was creating. She kept in touch through the whole process and incorporated everything I was looking for and then some. The order was shipped quickly and the painting was absolutely gorgeous upon delivery! I will definitely be ordering from her again in the future!”

– Melissa



“Working with Maria was a breeze. I gave her D&D Player character descriptions and their race and class and she brought them to life in stunning watercolor. 10/10.”

– Jeremy



“Maria is an absolute joy to work with! She listens closely, asks good questions, and truly puts her heart and soul into her work. The portrait she created for me is incredibly well done and a fantastic homage to my mom.”

– Amanda



“Working with Maria was an incredibly smooth and easy process. The circumstances of my order required a tight turnaround time as it needed to be ready for the funeral of someone who unexpectedly passed away. Without much effort from me, Maria understood what I was looking for and understood why I chose the gift I had. She gave me options without it being complicated, she kept me up to date on the order and the results were fantastic.”

– Missi G.


I’m opening a few slots for January soon.
Get first dibs when you join the waitlist.

As much as I wish I could paint all day, I will only have limited capacity, especially if I am attending shows or have other commissions lined up. So I decided to open a limited amount of slots each time.

Booking is still closed and a new open date is still to be determined. But you can join the waitlist, and when you do, you will get a head start when I open slots.

When you book, we will discuss all the details and I even have a contract for you, in case something comes up for you and you need to back out, as well as making sure you know exactly what you get and when.

So what does this cost? And other questions answered.

18 x 24 inch paper for reference
Ocean View – Windows to Nature Series

At the moment, I am offering the full package for only $400 (paid by phase):

  • 25% upfront which covers my setup and the “venture through your portal” session” and the mindfulness practices = $100,
  • another 25% after the postcards = $100
  • and the remaining 50% at delivery = $200

Some other questions you may have.

What size is the final painting?

The size is 18 x 24 inches, but I am open to smaller sizes as well.

What about frame and shipping?

This offer includes the painting and shipping to you. As frames are usually heavy and increase the packaging and shipping cost a bit, I would only offer this as an add-on.

What if you want to but money is tight right now?

Don’t worry, we can figure something out. I don’t want cost to be a reason that you deny yourself this portal, the refuge you can access through it, and the work we will do together. If this is an issue for you, please reach out to me and we can talk about a payment plan or even a modular approach.

Ready to escape to your very own portal?

If this spoke to you, please sign up to the waitlist. I will send out all the important information and keep you up to date as to when slots open etc. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

I am looking forward to working with you to help you relieve your overwhelm and recharge your energy, and am so excited to create Your “Portal to Your Refuge” together with you.

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