Maria Paz’s SOLO Exhibit At Hatch 1121 Features “Divas & Drag Queens” Painted On Canvas And Found Objects

This SOLO exhibition of work created by Maria Paz at Hatch 1121 includes 1500 square feet of DIVAS !!  “Divas & Drag Queens”  are painted on large and small canvases plus tote bags, jewelry, small gift items and more! Perfect for holiday gift giving and art collectors, the Free Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 1st.  There will be closing Reception on Friday, December 29th as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this fun and glamorous show. In the meantime, stop by and visit Maria’s working studio and art gallery, ART Studio Cafe in Lake Worth.




M A R I A      P A Z




Opening Reception:

Friday, December 1st

6 – 10 PM


Closing Reception:

Friday, December 29th

6 – 10 PM

Hatch 1121

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL








Maria Paz shares one of her favorite quotes with The Rickie Report, ” True art is not a gimmick, it is a creative process where what is created evokes an emotion …. if I can do that through my work, I would have done my job”.  Born in Manila, Philippines, Maria came to Boston, MA at age 8. At age 11, Maria took “Perspective Architectural Drawing” where “outdoor field work” was involved at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts every Saturday morning. At age 14, she studied Acrylic & Oil Painting during the summer months at Massachusetts College of Art(MASSART). Cable vision hired Maria to design & build their backdrop while she was still a high school student!

Handpainted furniture by Maria Paz


Wanting to be an Art Major, Maria began building her portfolio in high school & was awarded scholarships, including the Bergfors Rice Award.  With offers from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Parsons NY, Maria chose the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York to study Fine Arts as it had many “working artists” as professors.


Artwork by Maria Paz




Maria also lived in Paris, France for 6 months and studied Fine Art at Parsons in Paris. Her “Reclining Nude” was exhibited at a Paris gallery.  Upon returning to NY & living in Manhattan, Maria worked while studying nude figurative drawing at The Arts Student’s League.  She was often commissioned to paint portraits, which can be found in numerous private collections internationally.


Portrait by Maria Paz



Maria’s work has been seen at many exhibitions including: NUDENite in Orlando, ARTUndressed in Miami, WPB Waterfront, Fatsvillage Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Manalapan, and Evening on The Avenue in Lake Worth. Local Murals in Lake Worth include: Brick Oven Pizza, Awe Flowers, North L St Building, Chicks With Kicks, Dixie Highway, CarriElle’s Closet plus private commissioned murals in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. 

Mural by Maria Paz


Maria offers private lessons and small classes at ART Studio Cafe.  Visitors can enjoy a fresh cup of  Cafe Con Leche while they watch her and other artists paint.  Her custom art includes portraits, furniture and murals.  Artists interested in renting studio space should contact her.  Don’t miss the upcoming events: Sip & Paint Classes, Figurative Study with a Live Model,and “Drag & Draw”.


For more information contact:

Maria Paz  561.667.3923  (text or call)

ART Studio Cafe
410 2nd Avenue North  Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 667 3923







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