4theLoveofArt Fine Art and Photography







Maria Urso

4theLoveofArt Fine Art and Photography

Mccalla, AL


Maria P Urso is a "natural" artist originally from the state of Pennsylvania. Maria began painting and sketching as a young child as she watched her talented father draw and sketch his own cartoon-like characters. His deep love of animals wild and domestic was passed on to Maria as a child as she loved to help her father work and care for the animals on her grandparent's land, helped reap the crops that were sewn and care for the beautiful flowers in the four giant greenhouses. It was the way of living in those years and customers new the family very well and people would come from all over for the fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers while taking in a bit of the scene around the house with the animals and children running about.

As she entered high school and attended 4 years of art classes, delving into chalks, acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, ceramics, jewelry and more. Her passion was to create... experiment... and create some more. Later Maria attended art classes and art history classes UAB in Birmingham, AL excelling at art and her other passion writing. As scenes changed and life's changes came about she traveled most parts of the United States, from Pennsylvania to California and from the North, Illinois to Florida. She lived and learned the lifestyles of different people across the lands, the terrain, the plants and flowers, the animals zoned in that area. She'd ride until her hearts content where no man would be caught left alone at dark, where the oryx lived, the coyote, the mountain lion, in the Sandia's, the largest mountain in New Mexico. It was there on horseback where her heart ran wild and she searched for those things that not many would venture out to find.

God was in those places and in the life that lived there and in the hearts of the people who dwelt there. She visited Indian reservations, has gone to pow wows and became friends with them. She fell in love with their beliefs and their spirituality, their love for life itself and their respect for that life; and in particular, her love of wolves grows more each time she gets to visit the Indian Wolf Preservation here in Ashland Alabama. A Sanctuary for these beautiful animals.


Buttetfly Blossoms by Maria Urso


Thistle Glow by Maria Urso


Tantalizing Thistle by Maria Urso


Buttercup Bulbosus by Maria Urso


Beauty Beheld by Maria Urso


The Butterfly Bush by Maria Urso


Snow Leopard by Maria Urso


Lemon Ruffled Rose by Maria Urso


Thistle 17-03 by Maria Urso


Thistle 17-02 by Maria Urso


Thistle 17-01 by Maria Urso


Purple Thistle Profile by Maria Urso


Warbler Sunset by Maria Urso


Ranunculus Bulbosus by Maria Urso


Spring in the Wetlands by Maria Urso


Take It Higher by Maria Urso


Thistle Macro 17-01 by Maria Urso


Thistle Beauty by Maria Urso


Three Bees on Thistle by Maria Urso


Midas Touch Thistle by Maria Urso


Downfaced Thistle by Maria Urso


Beauty Beheld BW by Maria Urso


Let the Sun Shine by Maria Urso


Blue Thistle by Maria Urso


Bursting Forth by Maria Urso


Time For Thistle by Maria Urso


Warbler in Apple Blossoms by Maria Urso


In My Dreams He's There by Maria Urso


In the Heart of Summer by Maria Urso


Blue Bird by Maria Urso


In the Shadow of the Oak by Maria Urso


Rose Swag and Berries by Maria Urso


Rambling Rose by Maria Urso


Rose Macro by Maria Urso


My Sunset Rose by Maria Urso


El Fuego de la Rosa by Maria Urso


Beauty Becomes You by Maria Urso


In the Shadow of the Great Magnolia Tree by Maria Urso


Rosebuds in Spring by Maria Urso


Out on a Limb by Maria Urso


Hellabore by Maria Urso


Pink Rhododendron by Maria Urso


Ruffled Sunset by Maria Urso


Iris 17-01 by Maria Urso


Sweet Stuff by Maria Urso


Thrice a Rose by Maria Urso


Poppies and Purple Flox by Maria Urso


Dance of the Golden Poppies by Maria Urso