Meet Brisbanes passionate painter propelled to produce perfect portraits.
Inspired by a love of seeing people smile and laugh, Brisbane artist Maree Davidson is an incredibly talented local artist whose detailed and often comical paintings can now be found throughout the UK, Canada, USA, France and China. Describing her life as having lots of colour, Marees path to become an internationally acclaimed artist has certainly been one of many journeys.
With well-tuned skills in oils, acrylics and pastels, this Brisbane local spent much of her childhood colouring and drawing, often interspersed with periods of swapping crayons and paper for her mums red lipstick and the closest wall.
Motivated by the excited reactions of people who admired her early artwork, Maree pursued a career as an art teacher, spending only her spare moments painting and drawing outside of work.
Fast-forward to today, and Maree is now selling her adorable works of art online and at Brisbanes best weekend markets. Having only decided to commit to her passion full-time in 2003, Maree has already built an enormous following, boasting over 31,000 likes on her Facebook page.
With a vast catalogue of original paintings, original prints and even cushion covers, Marees work is incredible. From soul-touching close-ups of elephants and zebras, to the cute depiction of two cheeky monkeys, to comical lions with dreadlocks, Marees portfolio is truly one that must be seen to be believed.
Taking up to three months to complete some of her larger artworks, Marees dedication and perseverance is unmistakable, being perpetually propelled along by her passion for breath-taking art.
With painting now taking up most of her day, husband Peter runs the business side of things, including framing the artworks with complementing frames.
Living by the quote Life is a great big canvas: you should throw all the paint you can on it!, Maree believes she is proof that if you let your passion lead you, and work hard, anything is possible! And theres certainly no one around here disagreeing with that.
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