Somewhere along the road from childhood to adulthood we often lose our creative spark. 

I offer group workshops and activities to explore and unleash your creative spark.  

I am an Austin-based visual artist with over 30 years experience in art—graphic design—publishing and hold a BA in Visual Arts from the University of Texas at Pan American.

I live in the Austin TX area with my husband...I have 4 children, 3 grandchildren, love to travel and find inspiration in everyday living.

My Workshops Are: Customized for small and large groups—Compatible for team-building—Relaxed and fun

A Few of My Clients Include: Seton Cove; Sun City; Austin Community College; Round Rock ISD 

As a Creativity Facilitator, I explore ways to embrace a creative perspective in everyday life through the use of both traditional and digital mediums. My books, presentations, and workshops help people take simple, straightforward steps toward experiencing a more colorful life. 

“In Project 52, Maria Gatling has figured out a way to make creativity accessible to every single person, regardless of innate talent or time restraints. Activities are simple enough for those who are quick to say, ‘I'm not creative,’ but spark dynamic thought in artists and designers, as well.” Linda Battson