My Story

I'm Maria, an artist and illustrator based in South East London. I’m inspired by the natural world, by my travels, and childhood memories. I’ve loved painting and drawing ever since I was a little girl growing up in Romania. I was lucky to have a mum who encouraged my early artistic efforts. She used to sell my handmade cards in her office, and I’d earn extra pocket money by taking my work to local craft fairs. Later on, I did my Masters in Art at the University of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca and then spent time studying in Italy before moving to London and working as a graphic designer. Today I specialise in watercolour, which is my favourite technique. I love bold colours and botanical illustration, anything that evokes happiness and healing. 

Please browse my website to see my full range of cards, wrapping papers and gifts. 

I have brought together a few designs with diverse styles on my website so you can find something perfectly suited to you and your home, or, gifts for your friends.

If you would like to discuss a special commission, please contact me on mariazvaricillustration@gmail.com

Thank you so much for taking time to browse my work. 

Maria x

11/06 Craft and Craft - Japanese Bookbinding Workshop11 June 2024 at 19:00 – 22:00



Join us for a creative craft workshop each Tuesday which includes learning a craft, materials and three halves of local craft beer.

You’ll be shown the beautiful art of Japanese Bookbinding by Maria Zvaric using colourful threads to create your own A4 handmade functional & stylish journal, which you’ll then decorate with a design of your choice using Posca markers.

Book here