About Maria Bozina
Maria Bozina was born in Russia. She has always been interested in art and at the age of 11 she was accepted into a fine arts school. While studying at tertiary level Maria discovered another passion: conceptual design and computer graphics. From there she worked in industrial and graphic design and has also had a foray into advertising.
In 2009 Maria migrated to New Zealand with her family. Benjamin Smith is Maria’s first project for Tangerine Publications. She brings to the text lively illustrations that bring the characters alive.