For over two decades, decorative artist Maria Trimbell has collaborated with celebrated designers and creative clientele around the world hand painting evocative interiors with a timeless, poetic spirit.

With sensitivity to setting and a distinctive lightness of touch, Maria's lyrical brushwork blends European elegance with reverence for nature's ephemeral beauty. Atmospheric scenics, ornamental stenciling and layered specialty finishes feel resonant and immersive.

Now with a studio on California's Central Coast, Maria is creating a line of original hand painted murals she and her master-printer husband lovingly reproduce bespoke, while the talented team continues to travel for select commissions.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
A love of nature, art and architecture (and an encounter with a Titian painting in a book) captured decorative artist Maria Trimbell's creative imagination from an early age.  Born and raised in California to a family that revered wild spaces and encouraged her artistic gifts, Maria spent her youth drawing, exploring the forest, and honing her skills through private art lessons.
An influential summer "grand tour" of Europe in a VW van with her family at seventeen included a visit to the Louvre that brought Maria closer to the paintings that touched her from childhood, and further fueled her passion for art.
After earning a BFA (summa cum laude), Maria found herself continually drawn to Europe, where she absorbed the art and ambience from Palladian Villas to the Alhambra. Working as art director for a high-end decorative painting company for several years gave her hands-on experience as well as the desire to specialize in the more artistic aspects of the trade, so she started her own business, fortuitously earning a dream commission in Venice, Italy – to paint a whole room scenic mural in a building where Titian himself once lived and worked. From that moment, Maria's career found a fertile path.
With frequent commissions from talented designers (mainly the renowned Michael S. Smith) and clients in the U.S. and abroad - and now creating a line of original mural wallcoverings - Maria continues to be informed and inspired by her travels, with an innate drive to create distinctive work, broaden her scope, and always welcome serendipity.
ABOUT THE PRINTER
Master printer/photographer Steven Ouimet was born in the Bay Area to an artist mother and an engineer/photographer father who had met and married in Yosemite, so from an early age he was intimately steeped in photography, art, and all things tech (along with ample mountain air).

After briefly studying architecture at USC on a sports scholarship, Steve quickly pivoted when he discovered an affinity for printing via desktop publishing in his early 20’s. With his artistically fertile background and his own innate creativity, Steve’s focus naturally shifted toward the field of fine art reproduction, and over decades of work he has earned a reputation for his highly specialized skills and fierce work ethic, delivering impeccable results with an expert eye for color and detail. His impressive client list includes the Getty Museum, the Smithsonian, the Norton Simon Museum, Disney, and many others.

Steve’s lifelong passion for photography has led to numerous professional portrait commissions as well as inclusion in fine art photo exhibitions nationwide. His current partnership with Maria, capturing and fine-art printing her original murals, is a satisfying culmination of his many diverse skills.