Maria Maneos


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Maria Maneos
About the author

I like to think and reinterpret most things I see and hear in life and apply it to my paintings. Psychologically, I appreciate the work of Alfred Hitchcock and the way he used the camera lens to allow the viewer to interpret his own thoughts and views of what may or may not have happened. He had confidence in the viewer to think for himself. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is probably my most favorite philosophical exploration, and somewhat recently discovered that John Lennon’s song “Watching the Wheels” has a direct reference to it - found in the 2nd verse. “People say I’m lazy dreaming my life away, Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me, When I tell them that I’m doing fine WATCHING SHADOWS ON THE WALL Don’t you miss the big time boy you’re no longer on the ball” Maria Maneos lives and works in North Wales, Pa – a suburb of the Philadelphia area. She works mainly in oil paints and her key themes and concerns in her recent practice deal with utilizing the human expression of mark making and brush strokes and being more concerned with the human touch and the versatility of line and colors during a time when technology is the main source of communication within society society and relationships. Maneos has earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Arcadia University located in Glenside, Pa and accomplished her Masters of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts located in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been shown extensively in the Philadelphia area in such galleries as Artists’ House in Old(e) City and recently New York galleries.