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Sketch and ACEO sale

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 16, 2015, 10:59 AM
Greetings, minions. :salute:

A VERY belated happy new year to everyone. I know I haven't been all that active online lately. This past year was hard for me. Serious illness in the family, brutally sudden death of my beloved feline friend of 18 years, and other small but stressful things have taken their toll. I had to significantly cut down on commissions and conventions, not to mention my general time online. Many projects had to be put on hold. I literally have a stack of unfinished paintings sitting in my studio. But I'm slowly but surely getting back into it, and hopefully this year will be better and more productive. :pray:

So... If you're in the mood for some art shopping, head over to my Etsy store, where some of my original ACEOs and sketches have just become available for sale:… If prints are more your speed, you can find them right here in my DA store or on my website at .

My new art book is in the works, and I just got my first delicious proof copy:

It should be available for purchase in late spring or early summer. I will announce it here as well as on my site.

Thank you so much for all your continuing support, comments, faves, and watches. I appreciate it very much even though I don't always get to respond to each one.





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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Two Steps From Hell
  • Reading: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
  • Watching: The Blacklist
  • Playing: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Eating: pasta
  • Drinking: coffee


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Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator, and I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I've been doing art professionally for about 12 years.

Many things have inspired and influenced my work, from the Far East to the Pre-Raphaelites to post-apocalyptic and steampunk fiction. I love to blend fantastic and real life elements. My work is mostly traditional, but I also do some digital art here and there. I'm a creativity junkie and can't live without making things and experimenting.

I believe we creative people are never truly complete, and continue learning and discovering ourselves for as long as we live. It's like a pilgrimage to our muses, and I'm enjoying mine for all it's worth, cracks in the road and all. I don't really care about pushing the envelope or being a visionary, I just like to paint pretty things that I hope will bring people joy.

I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two young sons, two trusty feline sidekicks, and more books and movies than we have room for. When I'm not appeasing that finicky, fickle art muse, I hang out with my family, write novels I hope to someday publish, dabble in photography, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames.

Thanks for looking, and alons-y!


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waywalker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!!!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Tozani Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you for the Fav!! Your work is so amazing!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure, and thank YOU! :)
dieter0741 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
very nice gallery!  love the Asian influence!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
dieter0741 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
yes very nice!:happybounce: 
Bauchk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Thank you for fave :)
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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