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.


ROOTLESS I lived my childhood in the southern hemisphere and my adulthood in the northern. Therefore, I’m Rootless. Rootless because I no longer belong there but I’ll never quite fit here. Rootless because I left my mother tongue too soon and my words sound funny here. Rootless because I cannot make new childhood friends. Rootless for countless other reasons. But the universe pulls us all together. Like magnets, women from all parts of the world come together to share our art and to remind us we are all part of one, part of each other. We share a common universal root.