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.


Pink Peony by Maria Urso


Yellow Cones in the Meadow by Maria Urso


Elderberry Green by Maria Urso


Watercolor Poppies by Maria Urso


Floral Fantasia by Maria Urso


Itsy Bitsy Spider by Maria Urso


Nature Trail by Maria Urso


Bee Sweet by Maria Urso


Golden Gaze by Maria Urso


Prairie Dog by Maria Urso


Monkey See by Maria Urso


Sunflower Perfection by Maria Urso


Field of Yellow Coneflowers by Maria Urso


Black Eyed Beauty by Maria Urso


Summer Sensation by Maria Urso


Black Eyed Susan Trio by Maria Urso


Pink Dahlia by Maria Urso


Refined Gold by Maria Urso


Dying Beauty - Sunflower by Maria Urso


Bee Balm AFterthoughts 2 by Maria Urso


Bee Balm Afterthoughts by Maria Urso


Chic by Maria Urso


Cosmos by Maria Urso


Nature Sway by Maria Urso


Nature's Way by Maria Urso


Tiered Trio by Maria Urso


Summer Breeze by Maria Urso


Salient Sunflower by Maria Urso


Elderberry by Maria Urso


Exquisite Elderberry by Maria Urso


Portrait of an Eagle by Maria Urso


Life Underwater by Maria Urso


Prairie Life by Maria Urso


Roses N Things by Maria Urso


Sunflower Art by Maria Urso


Summer Bloom by Maria Urso


The Call of Summer by Maria Urso


Golden Glory by Maria Urso


Lion Cub Blues by Maria Urso


Lynx by Maria Urso


Northern Saw Whet Owl by Maria Urso


Blue Heron Gaze by Maria Urso


The Night Sparrow by Maria Urso


Whistling Warbler by Maria Urso


Life in a Shoe by Maria Urso


Rudbeckia hirta by Maria Urso


True Blue by Maria Urso


Dewy Thistle by Maria Urso