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Maria defelice

Maria is a self-taught, multi-faceted artist specializing in large scale murals and commissioned paintings, located in Columbia, SC. She started UAE Murals company in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2013 and has completed murals and works across the Emirates.  Maria employs a variety of techniques and materials in murals including latex paint, ink, spray paint, gold leaf, epoxy and more, and is inspired by color and pattern (especially textiles) from travels across Asia and the Middle East.


  • "Magnolia on Main", Mural for Market on Main Restaurant, Columbia, SC

  • Cypress Family Dental Mural, John’s Island, SC


  • ​Murphy’s Law Pub Mural, Columbia, SC

  • ”Oceanus” Mural, Columbia, SC




  • CADA (Capitol Area Development Authority) Mural and Commissions- Sacramento, CA 

  • Painting with a Twist, Columbia May 2018-Present
    • Coco Asia Restaurant Mural, Abu Dhabi

• Vida Hotel Mural, Dubai
• GEMS American Academy Murals, Abu Dhabi
• American Community School Commission & Guest Speaking, Abu Dhabi



• Primal Gym Mural, Abu Dhabi
• Cadence Theory Cycling Studio Murals, Dubai
• 1762 Cafe Mural, Abu Dhabi
• Cleveland Clinic, Childrens' Waiting Room Murals, Abu Dhabi
• Elephant Parade, Design Selected and Manufactured, Dubai
• EAT Artisanal Bakery Menu Boards, Dubai
• 1762 Stripped Restaurant Mural, Dubai




• Copper Dog Restaurant Murals, Dubai
• Ramusake Indoor and Outdoor Murals, Dubai
• Wasit Wetland Reserve Murals, Sharjah
• Palma Holdings Watercolor Commission, Dubai
• Wanna Read Charity Mural, Abu Dhabi
• "Color UAE" Coloring Book Published, Abu Dhabi




• Kalba Animal Wildlife Reserve Murals, Kalba
• Hilton International Offices Mural, Dubai
• Zomato Dubai Headquarters Mural, Dubai
• IFFCO Industrial Company Mural, Sharjah
• American Art Month Exhibition, (Abu Dhabi Art Hub), Abu Dhabi
• Etihad National Art Competition, Grand Prize Winner, Abu Dhabi




• Emirates National School Mural, Abu Dhabi
• Dalma Mall Murals (2), Abu Dhabi
• Arab Lantern Mural Project, Abu Dhabi




• Shumaker Homes Model Home Mural, Irmo, SC
• Columbia's The Salon Mural, Columbia, SC

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