Maria Joaquin is a self taught artist from central Alberta. Having watched many horror and R rated films as a child, it’s no surprise iconic horror characters and dark themes are prevalent in the charcoal paintings. H.R. Giger is a clear influence in some aspects, especially in the dark erotica pieces. Skulls and female forms are almost always present. Maria Joaquin has toured Alberta and Saskatchewan showcasing the artwork and plans on doing more dark / horror themed conventions.
“I like working with charcoal, it’s sooooo black and at times can be messy, but so is life!”