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about.

THE ARTIST

Maria Rado is a fine artist based in London. Her artwork explores minimalist abstract approaches to evoke a specific feeling, sense of place or mood. Her artistic exploration spans various themes including nature, particularly botanical forms, the mathematical beauty inherent in natural structures, and the ethereal allure of underwater environments. These themes are reflected in her ongoing series of artworks. Maria's studio is located in South London's Beckenham Place Mansion, and she welcomes visits by appointment.

 

Maria was brought up in Bulgaria where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Academy of Arts in 1996. She subsequently worked in advertising and publishing for 25 years, holding positions in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. During this time, she also illustrated more than 15 books. In 2018, Maria relocated to the UK, where she has since focused full-time on her painting practice.

In addition to her original art Limited edition high quality prints are available too. You can get a taste by browsing her art gallery.

THE ART STUDIO
Maria Rado Art Studio isn't just another artist studio. it is a friendly art hub, working studio accepting commissions and Art shop during Open Studio Days. Visits by appointment are very welcome in addition to Open Days. The Art Studio is located in a beautiful 250 years old Georgian mansion in the middle of a huge, breath taking park in South London. Oh, and the room itself is Instagram worthy with its vaulted ceiling and old fireplace. The studio is located on the lower ground floor at Beckenham Place Mansion. Address is The Mansion, Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY, UK map
The Studio opens its doors to the public regularly, usually once per month showcasing original art, limited edition prints and unique wall art from two contemporary UK artists- a guest and Maria Rado. Guest artists are carefully curated and bring high quality, variety and interest to the events. Open Days are free, walk in events and are increasingly popular since the first one in 2021. Visitors can have a chat with the exhibiting artists, view and buy original art or commission an artwork directly from the artists. The Open Studio dates tie in with events in the Mansion and Beckenham Place Park like markets and fairs so it makes a great day out for families and friends. Dates are announced on this website in the events section and you can subscribe to get the dates in your inbox.

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