One-of-a-kind Commissions

Maria's unique combination of design genius, technical brilliance, and playful creativity bring a fresh look to your special commission needs.

Worcester PIP Shelter Award





Worcester PIP Shelter Mission Statement

Maria created this award winning design for Worcester's People in Peril (PIP) Shelter.

This mission statement incorporates many of Maria's multifaceted talents. Starting with deliberate design structure and a combination of conservative and flourished lettering, Maria decided to include various apple images.

(Although not commonly used today, another word for an appleseed is a "pip.")

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Salve Regina University Card


Salve Regina University

One in a series of many Christmas cards Maria has designed for Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

This image is also used in Salve Regina's paperweight awards which are presented to visiting dignitaries and honorees.

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James Beard Menu Image



James Beard Foundation Menu

Maria created this James Beard Foundation menu for Gracie's Restaurant in Providence, RI.

Menu is approximately 7 x 25 inches (18 x 64 cm). Printed on fine Italian print making paper, it is scored and folded so each course can be individually viewed while dining. Menu also functions as a place card. It is tied with a gold organdy ribbon and inscribed with each guest's name.

James Beard Save the Date imageMaria incorporated her "Peas on Earth" illustration, painted as part of her botanical illustration and holiday card series.

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Northbridge Massachusetts River Walk

Maria's signs inform and delight walkers along Northbridge's Mumford River. Income from sales of prints in this series helps maintain this scenic pathway. Here is one image and some detail.


Whitin Family Tree

This family tree of Whitinsville's founding family's hangs in its town hall. Its size is approximately 24 by 36 inches (60 by 90 cm).


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