Maria was born in a tiny mountain village in Spain. She grow up surrounded by forests, animals and fairytales, which are her main inspiration. She started painting with her grandad when she was a child but it wasn’t until she moved to Edinburgh in 2018 when she began to share her illustrations with the rest of the world through Instagram and her online shop. She’s a self-taught artist who is starting to find her place in the illustration world, her dream is to become a children’s book illustrator. At the moment she’s illustrating a Fairytale for a local writer from her homeland which is going to be published at the end of this year. Her style is delicate, very sensitive and magical… She loves playing with different shades of blue to create misty and romantic scenes. Edmund Dulac, Gemma Capdevila or Christian Birmingham are some of her favourite illustrators. She is in love with nature and life and believes that the actual real world is the most magical thing that exists. Apart from painting Maria loves history and art and she works as a part time tour guide in Edinburgh where she shares wonderful stories and curiosities with travellers from all over the world.
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Maria Casas Esteban