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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!

 

White Heron in Flight by Maria Mills

 

Hopetown Lighthouse number two by Maria Mills

 

Hopetown Lighthouse by Maria Mills

 

Puente Yayabo by Maria Mills

 

Waiting by Maria Mills

 

Seminole Mother and Child by Maria Mills

 

Harbornating for the Winter by Maria Mills

 

Judy's Bridge by Maria Mills

 

After the Storm by Maria Mills

 

Kramer Island Sunset by Maria Mills

 

Flock of Four by Maria Mills

 

At Anchor by Maria Mills

 

Ft. Myers Beach by Maria Mills

 

Floating by Maria Mills

 

Running by Maria Mills

 

Regatta Number Three by Maria Mills

 

Regatta Number Two by Maria Mills

 

James on Fourwheeler by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse Full Moon by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse and Pilings by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse on The Hill by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse at Night by Maria Mills

 

Jupiter Lighthouse Number Two by Maria Mills

 

Marigot Bay St Lucia number two by Maria Mills

 

Seaoats by Maria Mills

 

Lola by Maria Mills

 

Surfer by Maria Mills

 

El Morro Havana Cuba by Maria Mills

 

Mariot Bay St Lucia by Maria Mills

 

Solitude by Maria Mills

 

Seychelles by Maria Mills

 

Tap Shoes by Maria Mills

 

After the Storm by Maria Mills

 

Stowaway by Maria Mills

 

Edenlawn Plantation by Maria Mills

 

Blue Vase by Maria Mills

 

The Garden Gate by Maria Mills

 

Homeless by Maria Mills

 

Holly by Maria Mills

 

Wave by Maria Mills

 

Scully's Boat by Maria Mills

 

St. Lucia House by Maria Mills

 

The Jupiter Lighthouse by Maria Mills

 

Outer Banks Beach by Maria Mills

 

Huts on the Beach Number Two by Maria Mills

 

Hammock by Maria Mills

 

White Egret Fishing by Maria Mills

 

Island time by Maria Mills