A passion for drawing and creativity has always been a part of Maria Garbagnati’s life. After attaining a graphic design degree in Milan, Italy, Maria started work as an Illustrator in an advertising studio.
Throughout her years in the workforce Maria continued with her love of experimenting with different techniques and styles to create her hand-made crafts. She opened up a craft shop in her town where she could sell her hand-painted creations: glassware, pottery, trays, fabric articles such as table-cloths and curtains, t-shirts and sweaters, Christmas ornaments and much more... Everything and anything that could be painted, including several “trompe l’oeil” in private houses. The arrival of Maria’s first child brought a big change; she started painting and working from her home and continues to do so to this day.
Maria Garbagnati has kept busy working with manufacturers, both in America and Europe, to produce wrapping paper, greeting cards, gift products and more.