Maria Bertolone, is an artist from Blackpool, United Kingdom. She loves Landscape painting which is her main genre. Bringing a scene to life by creating the mood and atmosphere, thus drawing the viewer in so that they feel part of the scene, gives her a real sense of achievement. She is a realist and endeavors to convey that quality as much as possible in all her pieces. This brings certain challenges, such as constructing the composition then playing around with tonal values adding these things together just like fitting a jigsaw puzzle, and adding all the details, essentially the time of day, where a shadow might fall or sunlight dappling a winding path. Her philosophy is to capture all these aspects.