Maria Luisa Hernandez paints atmospheric landscapes and seascapes inspired by her native Chile and her adoptive England.  After graduating with a Master of Arts from the University in Chile, she was offered an exhibition in Stockholm in 1998 and traveled around Europe for a few years, before settling in London in 2000. She has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary since 2010 and since then she has had a number of very acclaimed and successful shows. She is collected worldwide by international collectors, celebrities and corporations.


“Maria Luisa’s painting is, in essence, an athmospheric play of colour and light: the two anchors of her work. Her hallmark is insinuation and evocation rather than description”.
– Pedro Labowitz, Art Critic

Installation shots

Maria Luisa Hernandez has carved out an internationally acclaimed career spanning a variety of countries from her native Chile, to Sweden and the UK.  She studied for her MA degree at the University of Chile. Soon after, she won a scholarship to exhibit in Stockholm, at the time European Capital of Culture, with a collection of paintings entitled ‘‘Living in the Light.’’

Maria was initially inspired by her father’s passion for painting the Chilean coastline. 


Today, Maria lives and paints in her home and studio in London and often is founded painting in her second studio by the English coast. She was nominated into the Courvoisier Future 500 Network, sponsored by the Observer (the unique network for rising stars across the UK). This accolade is testament to the brilliance of her artistry and is backed up by the avid support of her many collectors.




MA Honours Degree in Fine Arts Universidad de Chile





2018 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2016 HG Contemporary, New York

2016 ‘Red Light’, Cadogan Contemporary

2014 ‘The Patagonia Collection’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2012 ‘The Way’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2011 ‘The Paci c Collection’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2011 ‘Abstraction’, Cadogan Contemporary

2010 Royal College of Art

2010 Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster

2010 Solo Exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary Gallery

2010 Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea

2010 20/21 British Art Fair

2009 The Future Gallery, The Observer & Le Courvoisier

2008 The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia

2008 The Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone

2007 The Chelsea Art Gallery, Chelsea

2007 London Art Fair, Islington

2006 Art London, Chelsea

2005 Art Ireland, Dublin

2004 Edsvik Gallery, Stockholm

2003 Corporacion Cultural de las Condes, Santiago

2001 Galeria Patricia Ready, Santiago

2000 Vasby Konsthall Gallery, Stockholm

1999 Acea’s Federation, Barcelona

1998 World Trade Center, Santiago

1998 Le Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan

1997 Hilton Hotel, New York




Anglo American


Candy & Candy

One Hyde Park

Laura Hammett

Charlotte de Rothschild

Great Centre Lisbon

Chapman Entertainment Ltd, London GlaxoSmithKline

The Embassy of Chile, London

The Embassy of Mexico, London University of Ohio

University of Uppsala

Lan Airline, Chile

John Jones, London

Residence One

Royalton Group





2009 The Future 500 Rising Stars, The Observer & Courvoisier

1997 Grant from the Chilean Foreign Office