Mariah Hope grew up in the rural mountains of Northeast Georgia, in the small unincorporated town of Hollywood. Running barefoot through cornfields, creekbanks, and rope swings; riding farm horses all over Dover Mountain and Timbrook; picking berry patches and exploring the magical woods of her family farm with her cousins. Mariah found much joy in helping plant the yearly garden; enjoyed hours on the front porch shelling beans and slicing apples; and playing board games inside on rainy days.
Mariah studied art at a small liberal arts college in southern Appalachia.
After which she traveled across the US and Europe for 16 years as a military wife. Now that her children are grown, the artist has settled into a more nomadic, free-spirited lifestyle, preferring to travel around from show to show, experiencing new surroundings in which to paint and engage with interesting people.
Mariah’s work reflects her eclectic and whimsical spirit. She has painted everything from North Georgia landscapes and wildlife to the Colorado mountains and Texas beachscapes.
Her gallery works tend to be the more conceptual pieces which utilize the textures and vivid color of mixed media, and often have a deeper spiritual meaning. Her versatility allows her to do unique custom pieces for clients.
These day Artist Mariah Hope enjoys consistent orders for custom portraits of pets as well as people and stays booked out 30-90 days so you’ll want to get your orders in well in advance of special occasions. She also manages to do a few murals each year and loves to share progress on social media. Be sure to follow the links provided to subscribe to her Youtube channel as well as TikTok. To see a full gallery of images, please follow her on Instagram artpage as well.