Maria Raczynska is a professional watercolor artist and online instructor.
Her career as a watercolor artist began in 2016 when she created her YouTube channel.
At first it was just a hobby posting occasional watercolor tutorials but once the audience grew from 100-1000 subscribers in her second month,
she decided to get serious about becoming an instructor, that’s when watercolors became her career.
Today her YouTube channel has over 370,000 subscribers (over 42 million views), her instagram has over 50K followers. Combining all social media platforms she has half of a million of followers.
Maria has sold over 15,000 classes and subscriptions.
While Maria never had intentions to become an artist like her mother, after her YouTube channel took off she’s been using her mother’s advice and quotes in many of her teachings: “There’s no true white in nature”. “Natural black can only be created by mixing other colors”. “Talent is only 20%, 80% is hard work!”.
Maria has created her own lines of watercolor brushes.
"Golden 1" and "Golden 2" are designed with one of the best manufacturers of brushes in England.
In 2021, Maria started working with Da Vinci Artist brushes in Germany. Together, they have developed a new line called "Songbird".
"Songbird" are exclusively sold through Maria's online stores.
Maria has been a featured artist in “Watercolor Magazine”, “ArtAscent”, “Voyage LA Magazine” and “ArteMisia Magazine”.
Based in Orange County, CA she draws her inspiration from the ocean and nearby mountain trails. She is a wife and a mother to a 3 year old daughter, Allie.