Maria Arango Diener is a full-time artist living in Las Vegas, Nevada who works primarily in woodcut prints. Her work depicts the desert landscape and the enigmatic human figure, often in somewhat surrealistic style. Her designs are based on observations and reference photographs and she often sketches on the woodblock while on location as well as working from memory in the studio.
Widely exhibited in regional, national and international exhibits, Arango's work has been featured in the Brand Gallery and Art Center's annual juried works on paper exhibition, the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition and Hunterdon Museum of Art. In 2005 she was honored with the Nevada Governor’s Visual Arts Commission Award. Her personal goal to complete 1,000 woodcuts is progressing heartily. Art festivals throughout the West continue to be Arango's favorite venue for meeting her fast-growing audience of collectors.