“Capturing the light is the essence of my work. It is always the light which catches my attention. 

That is my passion. Light is visible and invisible. 

The painting is built in an organic process of layers, slowly evolving until it comes to life. 

To a life without end. 

Without light nothing exists. 

Light is energy, light is love.


Everytime I paint, I become another..."

Maria Luisa Hernandez was born in Santiago, Chile in 1966. She gained a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the University of Chile and in 1998, won an award from the Foreign Office of Chile to exhibit her art in Stockholm, which was the European cultural capital.

Coming from the New World she was finally able to witness in person the great Masters use of light; namely Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Turner. She was intrigued by the vibrant multi-culturalism of London, and made it her home in 2000, studying at The Royal Drawing School. 

Maria Luisa has exhibited in art galleries and art fairs in London and was nominated into the Courvoisier Future 500 Network sponsored by The Observer. Her work is held in private and corporate collections around the world. Maria Luisa divides her time painting between her London home and studio and her seaside studio on the English Coast.