Heliconia IV (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 inches.

Mariacem is an abstract painter based in Greenwich, CT. Her paintings retrace the landscapes and colors of her past: the undulating waves, hills, and plants of her birth country of Venezuela. Mariacem works primarily in acrylic, sometimes overlapping layers of paint with textures from found objects such as corrugated cardboard, rope, tissue paper, and plastic mesh bags.

Mariacem's inspiration comes from artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Robert Delaunay, Maurice Esteve, Franz Kline, and others. She has exhibited her paintings in the state of Connecticut.