About Maria Zamfir Bleyberg
Maria Zamfir Bleyberg was born in Romania. She grew up enjoying the magnificent Romanian mountains, the colorful country side with its small villages, and the warmth of the Black Sea, which enhanced her sensitivity to the beauty of nature. Since childhood, she has shown interest in both colors and mathematics.
After finishing high school, Maria decided to pursue a degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science at UCLA. She was a professor for 43 years, spending a lot of time indoors, in front of the computer doing research, or in front of her students, teaching math and computer science.
Upon retiring from the Kansas State University, Maria decided to pursue her love for color and start painting.
In the past few years she has spent more time outdoors, enjoying the wild beauty of the Kansas prairie and the warmth of the Californian coast. The walks on the old country roads and fields in Kansas and the explorations of the hidden canyons of the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu have incited her to seek the interweaving of colors, lights and shadows, and textures.
Maria attended many workshops to learn more about colors, which increased her passion for painting.
She is currently working in oil under the supervision of the renowned artist Cheryl Kline at the Cheryl Kline Art Academy. She has been a member of the Manhattan Watercolor and Columbian Artists guilds, in Kansas.
At present, Maria is a member of the Pacific Palisades Art Group and of the Malibu Art Association.
Maria’s paintings have been shown in many juried exhibitions, some of which are in private collections.