Maria loves painting in her free time. She has kindly shared her thoughts and some of her pictures with us.

My name is Maria . I have been in UK more then two years. I came here to start my new life. For that I need to improve my English. I have started to study at Kheiron school. I really like to study there and I like to meet my colleagues there. I like to live near Oxford. There is nice historical architecture and a beautiful nature. The nature here in UK inspired me to start drawing. Then I bought my easle scetchbook and pastels and I started to draw.
Drawing is very good relax for me after work. I love it and I really enjoy it. Sometimes I forget that time exist. I often walk with my friend near river, along a path to Abingdon. I love this place. And here is this path on one of my paintings.