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 a painting can 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.

Forest View – Windows to Nature Series
Treehouse Refuge – Mini Portal 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.

Spending time in nature is the easiest way to a mindful state. It allows us to connect with something greater than ourselves, feel grounded and calm, and 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 yourself.

I, too, need to combat my stress and worries and reconnect to my inner child.

Being in the flow and mindfulness became increasingly 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 more gently and mindfully to not pass on generational trauma from my ancestors, and become the parent 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. In 2023, I brought some smaller portals to tranquility to life with my Mini Portals series.


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. 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 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 attend shows or have other commissions lined up. So, I decided to open a limited amount of slots each time.

Booking is currently closed until the next round. You can join the waitlist and get a head start a few days before I open slots to everyone.

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

So what does this cost? And other questions.

18 x 24-inch paper for reference
Portal with Frame

At the moment, I am offering the full package for only $500 (paid by phase):

  • 40% upfront, which covers my setup and the “venture through your portal” session” and the mindfulness practices = $200,
  • another 20% after the postcards = $100
  • and the remaining 40% 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 also open to smaller sizes.

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 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 contact me, and we can discuss a payment plan or even a modular approach.

Ready to escape through your very own portal?

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

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

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