About Maria E B Rusk

Maria is a mixed media artist based in Houston, TX. She has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and took up painting in high school. Her style has developed over the years to showcase black and brown bodies - primarily femme - amid a cross between abstract and realism, geometric shapes, and bright colors and patterns. Her preferred mediums are ink, colored pencil, and watercolor and all of her pieces are some form of mixed media.

She currently creates custom artwork for musicians and other artists while working with adults with special needs. She is also pursuing work as a behavioral therapist while keeping up with her artistic inclination and dreams of eventually opening her own studio where those with physical and intellectual disabilities can make art.