About Maria Billings
Since I love traveling, email is THE best way to reach me: or
But you can also try the following:
P.O. Box 59
Oregon House, CA 95962, USA
650.269-2578 or: 530.692-9012
The fiber arts allow me to work with topics that concern all of us as human beings in the 21 century, such as, "World Without Hunger", "Water is Life", consumerism, role of computers in communication, and so on. My aims are to face and transform issues, to bring awareness, and to hint at possible solutions. Textiles add warmth; they invite you in a friendly way to look - and think.
B.A. degree ("Textilgestaltung") from the University in Cologne, Germany
As a painter, I react to the stimuli and visual impressions of my immediate environment: flowers on a table, light blazing through trees in a forest, city- and sky-scapes; all invites me to slow down, look, sketch, and share.
Studied three and a half years in Italy (Milan and Rome)
Works in private and public collections
Solo and group exhibitions
Roman Horses (Cavalli Romani) is a really unique art book with original water colors and bilingual English-Italian text. The book is organized along the time lines of history; a wonderful, new way to explore the eternal city in search of horses in parks, fountains, columns, streets and more.
Successful Kickstarter campaign to fund publication
Double-award of "best-researched" and "best-presented" topic for commerical writings
Workshops, book signing, presentations, speaking engagements, and so on
Please contact me via email and I'll call you back ASAP.