ABOUT ME Maria Elena Bicer

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.Claude Monet

Maria Elena Bicer’s imagination, creativity and passions, along with her exciting world travels are apparent in her work. In the course of her artistic path, she has garnered numerous awards and her works appear in private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Argentina..

Maria Elena Bicer, a mother and grandmother, spends her days painting in a sunlit art studio overlooking the valley in Portola Hills. This picture perfect setting is the realization of a long journey that began many years ago in Argentina.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants Tatiana Jarmoluk and Pedro Dobranski. Growing up a dreamer with a vivid imagination, Maria Elena’s mind was alive with the pictures and subjects that surrounded her world. From the humidity spots on the walls of her home, to the picturesque clouds that often laced the Buenos Aires Skies, her imagination was always at work.

A master in embroidery, Tatiana taught her imaginative daughter to express her artistic visions through this medium. However, upon her high school graduation and on her parents advice, Maria Elena abandoned her dreams to formally study art opting to pursue a career that would be better suited for marriage and family.

Finding beauty everywhere I go, I love to capture the sights and emotions inspired by my surroundings through my canvas work and other mediums.

Prevalent in my work, you’ll find peaceful escapes from my beloved Southern California. From the sea, to the desert, to the vineyards and the missions, I find inspiration from all corners of this beautiful region.