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Maria spent her childhood in Purbeck, Dorset exploring the stunning natural habitats and wildlife around her and painting what she could see. She went on to train as a Natural History illustrator. On leaving college she set up Maria Burns Illustration & Design and she now has 30 years of freelance illustration and graphic design experience behind her.
Over her career she has worked on numerous illustration and design projects, both large and small, for many different businesses and organisations. She also combines all her skills and knowledge to specialise in producing natural history and historical interpretation boards.

A word from Maria  "I pride myself on having an ability to interpret my clients' needs into beautiful illustrations or functional designs. My versatile work speaks for itself so please take a look at my portfolio pages to see what can be achieved."

If you have a project you would like to discuss or you require a quote please email

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