Maria V. was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she obtained M.F.A. in Fine Arts (5-year program) from the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts (University of Belgrade). 
She has been working as a free lance artist and actively teaching art courses to adults and children.

She conducted number of special art workshops throughout community and participated in various group and solo exhibitions.

Currently she both teaches art and works as free lance artist. Her works are in private collections in USA, Canada and Europe.             

Maria has been teaching art to students of all ages and different levels for the last 20 years. Some of her students have pursued further Art education and carriers in Art.