The Artist


To contact María Claro, call 919-260-1470 or email

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My Old Hope

Saturday Night

I Will Never Forget You

Thinking Woman


"And tomorrow?"


"One Dies More Than Once"

"My Sweet Aunt Amelia"

"The Scaffold"


"Beautiful. It made me stop at each work to think."

Shelley Fields

''A remarkable achievement - I look for more in the future.''

Ken Gorfkle

"An extraordinary show. I found painting after painting compelling and moving. Her work makes me think and feel. What enormous talent!"

Andrea Shaw

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An article about María
in the News of Orange County

Gold Medal Winner at the
International Painting Competition-NAFA 2002,
Brazil, South America

New Friendship
"New Friendship"

Painting selected at the
Art-E-Mail 2002 Exhibit, Marbella, Spain.

"Death Has Only One Arm"

'I meditated for a very long time on "Death Has Only One Arm." The effect was profound.'

Woody Lomas
Premiere Portfolio Artist

Mother & Daughter

Selected at MAC21 Feria Internacional
de Arte Contemporáneo, 2001

Marbella, Spain


Maria Claro, painter and sculptress, was born in Barcelona, Spain; studied art
and aesthetics in South America and in the US, and lives in North Carolina, USA.

She works professionally in pastel, watercolor, egg tempera, gouache, charcoal,
graphite, ink, oil and clay. Whatever medium used, she portrays the struggle
between the positive and negative forces of our existence.

Beauty is, for María Claro, to understand. The consequences of perception --
reality as a starting point to reach the meaning of being conscious --.

María Claro is a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Associated Artists
of Winston-Salem and the Southeastern Pastel Society.



Solo Exhibit of Paintings and Sculptures - May, 2003
Hillsborough Orange County Historical Museum
201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC 27278

Women Center's Juried Exhibit
"Through Women's Eyes by Women's Hands"
Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill, February 22-27, 2003

Juried Show: "Allegory Show" in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
January to February, 2003

Tom Risser's Gallery in Waxhaw, Charlotte
February, 2003

Juried Show "Dimensions Matter" Group Exhibition 2003
The Gallery 509, 509 State Street #6, Madison WI 53703
February 1st. to February 22nd.

"Polarities" at Grace Li Wang Gallery, in Raleigh, with PSNC

Associated Artists of Winston Salem “Values and Colors” Show.

Juried show, Chapel Hill Arts Commission, at Chapel Hill Library:
Paintings and Sculptures.

Orange County Hillsborough Library, Paintings and Sculptures, May.

McDougle School, with CH Senior Center, June-November.

Sertoma Arts Center, Exhibit “True”: Paintings. March-April.

Saratoga Grill, Hillsborough – ongoing…

Campenella Art Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, March

Solo at Chapel Hill Senior Center, March.

Juried Show at "Art-E-Mail International Exhibit,"
Marbella, Spain, with charcoal painting:
“Death has only one arm.”

Durham Art Guild Members Exhibit.

Press Interviews

Raleigh Herald Sun, The Chapel Hill Herald, by Tomas Murawski, July 10, 2002

TV Local Channel 8, by Paul Joffrion, October, 2002.


Solo "Internal Heavens & External Hells at Mangum Museum, Durham, NC.

Solo "Pasión por Vivir" at Vineyard Cafe, Raleigh, June-August NC.

Chapel Hill Museum, Silver Arts Exhibit, October, NC.

Durham Arts Guild Members Exhibit.

Juried Show "Art In Bloom" at Carrboro ArtsCenter, NC.

Juried Show at "Art-E-Mail International Exhibit,"
Marbella, Spain, with charcoal painting:
“Mother and Daughter”

Mangum Museum, Durham, Paintings, August-October.


Chapel Hill News Offices.

Chapel Hill Museum, Silver Arts Exhibit, October, NC.

Saratoga Grill, Hillsborough, NC.

"8th International Miniature Art Show," Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC.

With the Pastel Society of NC

Cape Fear Studios, in Fayetteville, NC, May 2003
Orange County Hillsborough Public Library, February. 2001

Pittsboro Senior Center, February. 2001

Orange County Historical Museum, Hillsborough, April. 2001

Carol Woods, Chapel Hill, Jan.-February. 2001

Duke Hospital North, July. 2001

"Splendor Under Glass" at Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, 2001 September.

Art Connection, Chapel Hill, July. 2000

Chapel Hill Senior Center, March. 2000

Carrboro Public Library, McDougle School, July – October. 2000

Carrboro Town Hall, Nov.-Dec. 2000

Orange County Courthouse, Hillsborough, Nov.-Dec. 2000

Professional Activities

Durham Art Guild Member

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Member

Southeastern Pastel Society Member

Watercolor Society of NC Member

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