Maria Lager was born in Gothenburg in 1967 and lives and works in Alingsas, not far from there. Her artistic roots go back through several generations. Maria acted in her image world as follows: “I stand here contemplating, amazed and thinking that what I see is so unique and interesting. Every streak of light that has landed on the feathers of the bird's neck, the vastness of the sky, the extraordinary old panel on the facade, the handcrafted glass in the window - all of this arouses a desire in me to paint. I want to capture the moment in an endless world.” Maria has been exhibiting continuously since her graduation from art school in 1990. Her work has always been shown in counties and cities all over Sweden.