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Maria Mills

MariaMills-FineArt

Pahokee, Fl

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My name is Maria Hernandez Mills. I was born in Cuba and came to the US in 1962, at the age of 10, as a Pedro Pan child. I've lived in Pahokee, Florida, since 1963, and Iíve had a little training with local artist Donald Neal and Florida Watercolorist Bunny Cope, but I am mostly self-taught.

My favorite subject is the seashore; the ocean, its beaches and the treasures they hold. Much of my inspiration comes from the photographs I take while sailing with my husband around the islands of the Abacos in the Bahamas, the USVI, the west coast of Florida, (Sanibel and Captiva Islands) and the Florida Keys. My favorite paintings have a feeling of open space and miles of beach and ocean view, while at the same time leaving to the observer's imagination to wonder what's around the bend. A fellow islander, (she was from Jamaica) once told me she could feel the heat of the sun and she yearned to see her island home, while admiring one of my beach paintings. As an artist, it doesn't get any better than that.

My paintings don't have any deep profound messages or hidden meanings. They are about lazy summer days and soft ocean breezes. I like to put "a little piece of paradise in every painting." So kick off your shoes, sit back, and take in the view. It's always summer in my paintings and a walk on the beach only takes a little imagination. Enjoy!

 

Hibiscus by Maria Mills

 

Waveroll by Maria Mills

 

Some Beach Somewhere by Maria Mills

 

Roseate Spoonbill III by Maria Mills

 

Roseate Spoonbill II by Maria Mills

 

Tahiti Hut by Maria Mills

 

The Buck by Maria Mills

 

Roseate Spoonbill by Maria Mills

 

Palm and Shadow by Maria Mills

 

Waiting II by Maria Mills

 

Flamingo Walk by Maria Mills

 

Sanibel Afternoon Storm by Maria Mills

 

Florida Pines by Maria Mills

 

Cabbage Palms by Maria Mills

 

Barnyard King by Maria Mills

 

Colt at Barn Window by Maria Mills

 

Umbrella Day by Maria Mills

 

Beach Bag Vendor by Maria Mills

 

Firestarter by Maria Mills

 

ES on the Lake by Maria Mills

 

RH on the Lake by Maria Mills

 

Havana House by Maria Mills

 

Roses by Maria Mills

 

Cabin by Maria Mills

 

Water Lily by Maria Mills

 

Tuinucu en el Exilio by Maria Mills

 

Romance by Maria Mills

 

Gulf Sunrise by Maria Mills

 

Wet Lemon by Maria Mills

 

Beach Girl by Maria Mills

 

Jamaican Beauty by Maria Mills

 

Favorite Anchorage by Maria Mills

 

Surfboards by Maria Mills

 

River of Grass by Maria Mills

 

Florida Snow by Maria Mills

 

Totem by Maria Mills

 

Pahokee Logo by Maria Mills

 

The Sweet Inferno by Maria Mills

 

Sugar by Maria Mills

 

Seminole Canoe by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse and Palms by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse No. 8 by Maria Mills

 

Airboat in The Everglades by Maria Mills

 

On the Bank by Maria Mills

 

Storm Approaching in The Everglades by Maria Mills

 

Fishing by Maria Mills

 

Everglades Sunset by Maria Mills

 

Heron in Bamboo by Maria Mills