Maria Vallese is an illustrator and fine artist living in Upstate New York. She is a 2010 gradutate of Rochester Institute of Technology, with a B.F.A. in Illustration.
With a retro-vintage color pallet and aesthetic, she specializes in saturated imagery that expresses a nostalgic look at the atmosphere and personality of an enviornment or portrait. Maria works mostly in oil and colored pencil, but also specializes in digital painting and design.
In addition to her illustration work, Maria also creates handmade crochet jewelry and accessories.
Her work can be viewed in several galleries throughout the Upstate, NY Region.