Maria Quintin is a Bristol based artist and print-maker. Having a keen interest in nature, she works to learn more about the complexity of its design and to share her findings through her art. She uses simple natural forms as a way to investigate larger questions of identity, spirituality and what it means to be human. Using shape, form and colour, she has been pushing materials and scale to experiment and contrast these themes, turning micro into macro as she invites the viewer to immerse themselves into a microscopic world.
She has recently taken a step away from the micro back into her illustrative natural drawings and prints. Taking inspiration from local parks, such as the Downs that she faces each day, and Vassel’s Park from her childhood adventures, these works explore the wild and exciting terrain and plant life right on our doorstep.