Born as a New Yorker, Maria is native Colombian and brings along the creative flair and passion of her home country to every project she undertakes. Having studied at the Escuela de Artes y Letras (School of Arts) and graduating as an Architectural Drafter, accompanied by her studies in Interior Design, she has developed precise design skills which now allow her to experiment in re-design with advanced insight.
Drawing and painting have been a life-long passion, and Maria is an accomplished artist in her own right. She has participated in many local exhibitions and won 1st prize in 2009 for her painting “Tortuga” at the Elliot Museum; along with successive additions to various local art shows, where her talent has earned admiration and respect.
Over the last six years, Maria has been expertly trained as an Art Conservator and has perfectly and artfully combined her painting, vision, and craftsmanship skills into becoming one of the finest Art and Frame Restorers in the field.
We welcome Maria as Creative Director and Co-founder of Re-naissance Gallery and are sure you will delight in her expertise as she takes care of your precious belongings.
Meet our Director and Co-founder, Larissa, hailing all the way from South Africa. Having come from a family of creative artists in various fields, her background has always been influenced by the arts in many forms, and was a classical dancer for many years. After moving to, and making Stuart Florida her new home, she was privileged to spend three years under apprenticeship at a respected Art Conservation gallery and proficiently undertook the task of frame restoration and store manager. This is how she met Maria and their bond as friends, visionaries and now business partners was firmly cemented.
Larissa has always had a passion for business, and studied Business Management in Durban, S.A. Both her practical insight and hands-on approach have developed into her life-long goal of owning a business in which she loves what she does. Hence, the birth of Re-naissance Gallery, where she welcomes your visit and looks forward to maintaining long-term relationships with the local clientele.