ArtCore is our core group of artists supporting artists. This week we are excited to introduce you to Miami based artist Maria Tokareva.
When you meet Maria she will surely put a smile on your face, its what she projects into the universe. Her style is particular, one that creates happiness and joy once you lay eyes on it, one that brings out your imagination and inspires you to create. Her inspirations come from music, experiences, and life itself. She is one of a kind, her art will not only make you feel inspired but happy, it will make you go grab a canvas and start painting! We sat down with Maria to talk a little bit more about her art and her career.
What kind of art do you make?
I paint on whatever I can find, canvas, objects, and clothes.
In school, all my notebooks were filled with random words and shapes of girls wearing fashion dresses and swimsuits, instead of listening to what the teachers were saying I lived in my own world. I imagined being a famous designer, flying around the world and sketching my ideas on those notebooks, I remember wishing they had no lines so I can see my drawings better.
Who are some of the artists that inspire you?
What has been the most challenging moment in your career?
What has been your proudest moment?
What is your biggest challenge ?
What is your biggest strength?
What was the greatest lesson you learned from a mistake?
What do you love most about what you do?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
How do you define happiness?
What book are you currently reading?
What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Eating healthy, I became vegan almost two years ago and it was a game changer, I had all this energy and I felt so good that I got to focus more on things that made me happy. And I start the day by saying Thank You for the BEST DAY EVER!!! its funny but after that, every single day becomes the best day of my life. And I make sure to smile, usually its very infectious and people always smile back.
What is your higher purpose that you aim to achieve through your art?
If you are coming to Miami for this years Art Basel, be sure to visit Maria’s studio in Wynwood
46 NW 36 street unit 2
Miami FL 33127