"I am a passionate autodidact; in my creative process, there is an important period of internal struggle to initiate every piece. That period is framed by my deep desire to capture all observations of current art trends, emotional state, passion for perfection, the color combinations in my mind, and the final texture that I wish to communicate. The last stage is letting go, that challenging step of allowing myself to walk away and declare the piece concluded."
Ana Maria Mariani was born in the South of Venezuela, in the State of Bolivar. Daughter of Italian immigrants, her childhood was molded by the local natural landscape and the very contrasting sceneries of southern Italy; this brought forth her love for vibrant colors and textures that are manifested in these cultures.