Born and raised in North Hollywood California, Maria’s art definitely represents her Mexican heritage and her urban upbringing. She loves Frida and loves Dalí so her work has been called surreal. She loves using color for drama and mood. Her work is inspired by work itself. Really just sitting and letting images come and playing with combining images that may otherwise be opposites. Maria has owned and operated Glory Badges Tattoo for 19 years now and hope to transition into being a full time painter in the near future. She’s looking forward to showing her work and maybe hosting more art shows.