Maria Matheus, is an artist born in São Paulo, Brazil. She graduated in Architecture, having worked as a designer at the Anos 50 Art Gallery. She participated in individual and group exhibitions, at cities like São Paulo, Santos, Brasilia and others.
Ending her work at Anos 50 Art Gallery, Maria Matheus returned to academy where she obtained her Doctorate degree, devoting herself to teaching and research. The possibility of dividing her life between Paraty in Brazil and Bayfield in the USA led her back to fine arts. Her works signed as Maria Santeira reflect her theme option, having sacred as predominant theme.