Artist Information

Glacier Park Montana.
Enjoying the beauty of the mountains.





Artist: Maria Maja - Schaefer


  Maria Maja has been a professional artist since 1984, designing commissioned work for clients who wanted paintings personalized to their particular personality.  Some work became oversized paintings on canvas. She began painting primarily in watercolor, and then added acrylic and mixed media for larger pieces.

 She has also designed two lines of greeting cards for people with atypical diseases, as well as greeting cards for cancer patients, and those suffering with dementia.   Understanding the loss of a pet brought her into designing a sympathy card for pet lovers.   “Loosing your pet can be as painful as loosing your best friend," she states.  This led her to be the first one on the market to design a pet lover line of cards. 

 She authored a book in 1995 called “Healing Grace.”  The book describes her personal experience encountered through months of searching to be healed from two illnesses suffered at that time.  She credits Jesus Christ for her healing.   The book sold in Gift Shops, and has been translated into Swahili for Africa, and two other languages in the nations. Pastors are using her book in these nations to teach the healing power of Jesus Christ.

  In 1993 she painted a tapestry for Hadassah Hospital in Israel.  It was personally delivered to the hospital administrator to be hung outside the children’s burn unit.  Delivered by Jeni Detry of Isaiah 40. 

  Maria contributes any artistic ability to her two grandfathers.  One was a painter, and the other a wood carving artist.  Both of their work was exhibited in Europe.  Maria's art work has been exhibited in galleries, as well as articles done on her greeting cards in two different magazines, Dog Fancy, and Old English Times. 

 Maria’s poetry has been used for creating several songs.  This collaboration came about with her professional musician friend, Robert Anderson. (2015) Songs written, I Am & Fire On the Mountain.

Her newest book published this year Entering The Territory Of Heaven can be purchased on Amazon, or email Maria if you want it signed.

Titles of books: Healing Grace /  Heaven Waits (Hearing the Voice of God) / Entering the Territory of Heaven



Member of WI Painters & Sculptors / since 1986 (Now known as Wisconsin Visual Artists)

 Cedarburg Artist Guild / Cedarburg, WI (2015)

 Month of June / art displayed at North Shore Bank Gallery, Grafton WI (2015)

 October 2015 / Covered Bridge Artist Studio Tour, Cedarburg, WI

 On Going Exhibit / Studio Gallery

 Gallery Open House in August 2016

Gallery Open House in September 2017 (New Gallery in Thiensville, WI) Invitations will be sent out.

Gallery Open House in October - November 2019 / October - November 2020


On Line Member

Abstract Art 

Women Artists & their Art

Landscape Artist International

Art for the Soul

Miniatures / Small Prints & Drawings

Swipe Out

Prophetics Gallery Artisians and Craft Team Members