Maaria Kader was born in London, England in 1969 and moved to the United States in 1988. She now lives in Laguna Niguel, California.
Maaria participates in art festivals around the country as a street chalk artist. This form of art allows her to interact with the viewers as she creates bright designs on the pavement.
Growing up, Maaria experimented with various art mediums and was first exposed to scratchboard as a teenager. She recently discovered a whole new passion for scratchboard after being accepted into The International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). She has been an active member in 2016 and now holds the status of Signature Scratchboard Artist (SSA). In the 5th ISSA exhibition, Maaria received an award of excellence at The Ironwood Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Two of her scratchboards also juried into the 2017, 6th ISSA exhibition, which was held in Adelaide, South Australia.
Maaria appreciates the solitude that scratchboard affords and the time it allows for her to be creative. She loves the intricate details and textures that can be achieved for up-close realism. She employs the strength of her scratchboard tools and the softness of the strokes to create beautiful pieces of art.
When she is not creating masterpieces, Maaria enjoys hiking, travelling, and spending time with her family.
Maaria may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 887-8617.