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Maria Aragon

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Pentaclemedusa
Medusa - 3rd incarnation - Eastern pose, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2" Inches © 2008
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Persephone - Dia de los Muertos, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2008
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Blue Medusa, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2009
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Deities Walking - Apollo, Dionysus, Artemis, Eros, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2009
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Eros the Hunter, 2008 Oil on Canvas 40 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2008
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Hades in Autumn, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2008
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Persephone en Primavera, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2009
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Artemis - Native American Incarnation, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 X 28 (I Think, She's Buried Too - I Have a Lot of Canvases) © 2009
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Golden Athena, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 © 2009
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Fiery Phoebus Apollo, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2009
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Persphone in the Mist, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2010
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Persephone Engenders the Spring, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2010
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Aphrodite in Apricot (a Peachy Venus), 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 © 2010
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The Abduction of Persephone (2008 vers.), 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 © 2008
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Apollo - Manjushri pose, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2008
Winterhadesfullview
Hades in Winter, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2008
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Arturus Rex - King Arthur, 2007 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2007
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The Deaths of Arturus and Modred, 2007 Oil on Canvas 24" X 30"
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Guanhumara (Guinevere) with Grail (Celtic Cauldron of Plenty), 2007 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2007
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Three Graces, Relaxing by the Beach, 2007 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" (I Think) © 2007
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Medusa - 4th Vers. - Dancing, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2009
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Buddha Face, April 2010 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" © maria aragon 2010
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Aphrodite and Ares, Big Sky, May 2010 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © 2010
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Sibling Rivalry, June 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2010
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Buddhist Trinity, Sort Of, June 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2010
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A Peach for Nandi, July 2010 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2010
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Family Picnic: The Erotes, August 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Family Picnic: Entourage, October 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Family Picnic: the Matriarch, October 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Gorgeous Dazzler of a Sunset , Winter 2010-11 Oil on Canvas 8" X 10" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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A real sunset's fantasia, 2010 Fall/Winter Oil on Canvas Small © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Intense Blue and Red Sunset, 2010 Fall/Winter Oil on Canvas Small © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Dusky Rose sunset, 2010 Fall/Winter Oil on Canvas Small © 2010 Maria Aragon
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Another amazing sunset - detail, Winter 2010-11 Oil on Canvas Small © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Wisdom Confronting Darkness (Ignorance), January 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Enlightenment Freeing the Mind, February 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Divine Love Calms the Mind, February 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Athena (as a) Naro Dakini, February 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Aphrodite (as a) Naro Dakini, March 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Phoebus Buddha, March 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Ariiadne and the Sacred Bulls, June 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Hecate: Between the Realms, July 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Aphrodite Bodhisattva 2nd vers., July 2011 Oil on Panel 16" X 18" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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small panel study Aphrodite, August 2011 Oil on Mason Board Panel 8" X 10" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Oil panel study of Apollo, August 2011 Oil on Mason Board Panel 8" X 10" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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small panel exercise of Athena, August 2011 Oil on Mason Board Panel 5" X 7" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Oil Study: Four Deities, August 2011 Oil on Canvas 11" X 14" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Four More Deities, Walking, October 2011 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Three Sitting Deities - Redux, 2008 & 2011 Oil on Canvas 25" X 30" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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Dionysus and Apollo, December 2011 Oil on Canvas 25" X 30" © 2011 Maria Aragon
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The Soul and the Feather, January 2012/add. painting March 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Reaction: Aphrodite and Eros, Feb. 2012 Oil on Canvas 25" X 30" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Judgment of Paris - Hera, March 2012/repainting June 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Judgment of Paris - Aphrodite, March 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Judgment of Paris - Athena, April 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Aphrodite Bodhisattva Redux, April 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30"
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Apollo as Manjushri emanating from the mind of the Buddha, 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © 2012
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Sleeping Beauty - Aurora, June 2012 Oil on Panel 5" X 7" Panels © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Sleeping Beauty - Faerie Sorceress, May 2012 Oil on Panel 5" X 7" Panels © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Sleeping Beauty- The Beguiling, May 2012 Oil on Panel 11" X 14" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Sleeping Beauty- the Sleeping Beauty, June 2012 Oil on Panel 11" X 14" © 2012 Maria Aragon
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Harbor City, California
Birth year
1964
Lives in
Landover Hills, MD
Works in
ideas, oil and pencil
Representing galleries
Not a gallery, but an online essay spot: http://mariaaragon64.tumblr.com/
Tags
spiritual symbolism mythology olympians buddhist pagan traditional painting, figurative
Statement

I am a self-taught artist.  I have done landscapes and skyscapes and would like to do more in the future.  Right now, I am having fun with mythology - with juxtaposing western gods and goddeses with eastern: Hindu/Buddhist symbols to refresh them and to shake up one's perception of them.  I am greatly influenced by the Renaissance artists: Domenico Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Raphael, and many, many others.

I am also a novelist, or as the new saying goes, an 'Indie Author', in that I publish my own work and seek out my own audience via the internet, courtesy of lulu.com, where all of my fantasy novels can be found.  Four of them are available regularly from amazon.com: The Jinniyah, A Good Villain, and the connected set of novels - Deus Ex Machina: a Divine Comedy and The Hunter of the Dead(...and the Kiss of Persephone).  D.E.M. is a flat out comedy.  The Hunter of the Dead is a dramatic, erotic revisitation of the myth/legend of Hades and Persephone.

I have novels available via lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?...

And for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Maria-Aragon/...

You can also find artworks for sale via ArtFire and Etsy.com.  Just punch my name in their search engines with such keywords as goddess, Athena, Apollo, Medusa, etc. and something should pop up.

I am currently posting a series of essays about the work I've been doing and the ideas and inspirations behind them at Tumblr: 

http://mariaaragon64.tumblr.com/