Maria Serafina was born in Palermo, Sicily and raised and educated in New York City. After the completion of a her art degree from New York University she married and moved to Naples in the mid-seventies where she resided with her artist husband, Raimondo Roberti.
Capri has and a strong influence on Serafina, and in her work she strives to capture the flavor of the island's romantic gardens with a wistful play of light and shadow. These works are among her most favored. She paints Wisteria, Chrysanthemums, Hydrangeas, and Germaniums. The richness of color found in each of these beautiful garden varieties, combined with Serafina's convivial brushstroke has been her ticket to success. Maria Serafina exhibits throughout Italy, she is represented in the United States and New Zealand.