Maria Carballo was born and grew up in the city of Manizales, Colombia. She comes from a family with artistic inclinations. She studied at the Mariana School where she took art classes in painting, crafts, music and performance. In her blood was a special attitude for all of these disciplines.In 1998 Maria moved to Miami, Florida following her lifetime dream and in search of new horizons. She currently resides in the City of Miami, in Florida. In 2000 Mary begins to study theater and music in the Miami Dade College and again, in 2001, she starts working as visual artists and finishes her first 4 paintings. At that time she was not clear on what would be her style, but she later discovered the “what and why” of her art. Since then she began painting intensely. She enjoys exploring the contemporary art, surrealism and abstract. Art is her passion and her world.