Mariana is an award winning ﬁgurative artist living in Ojai, California. Born and raised in Argentina, she has spent most of her life in Southern California. Although mainly self taught, she received her basic atelier instruction at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Her work reﬂects a passion for beauty in all it’s forms and a deep concern for the human condition. Preserving the realness of emotions and expressions in the people she paints, she captures humanity in its true form. When she is not painting, Mariana is teaching art at our local elementary schools. She also has private students and offers a variety of art workshops and classes at her studio in Ojai.