Maria Hunt

After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria and her husband moved to the desert where she pursued her childhood passion for art.  Starting in 2000, she began art classes at College of the Desert, and has continued her studies with workshops throughout the U.S. for both Watercolor and Oil painting. In addition to painting, Maria has focused her creativity in the classroom, helping others unlock their creative skills.  Maria dedicates her time to teaching our residents art. She also taught Art Camp for Kids at the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Children's Discovery Museum in Rancho Mirage. She uses her art to help others by regularly donating art, or proceeds from art sales, to charities throughout the desert. Maria participated in Palm Desert’s for Public Art pilot project, painting electrical boxes on El Paseo and 4 locations for City of La Quinta. Currently, she is devoting her time to focus on more art programs at Mama's House. When not teaching, you can find her under a wide-brimmed hat, taking in the beauty of our desert while trying to capture it on paper or canvas. She has a passion for life and nature which is evident in her art.  You can contact her at (760) 774-6373 or visit and search Maria Hunt to see her range of works in both watercolor and oil.

'ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time.'

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