Maria Koontz

Maria Koontz. Based in Newton, NJ, US.

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About Maria Koontz

Hi! I'm Maria, a graphic designer, a wife, and mom living in rural northwest NJ. I am surrounded by nature, which sparks my love for all art botanical, leaves especially. The Minted community has inspired me to let go of the mouse and pick up the pencils and brushes once again and hopefully share with you creations to beautify your life in some way. Thank you for stopping by!

favorite artists

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  • Angela Thompson
  • Betty Hatchett

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Nazia Hyder on May 28 2020
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Thankyou so much for your lovely words on my Joyful Waves design. That's a lot of generosity by your end. <3 I love your Lumberjack Stack pattern, so modern and edgy!

Devika Keskar on Jan 10 2020
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Much appreciate the like! Thanks:)

Janelle Wourms on Jan 07 2020
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Thanks for liking entry into the fabric/bag challenge. I appreciate your time and support! Your Lumberjack series is awesome! It would pair well with my wood grain entries :)

amanda lawrence on Jul 15 2019
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Hi Maria - Love your bauble design too - It's always interesting to see the entries in all these challenges and the ones that have the same ingredients - I truly believe that we are all on the same wave length along with current trends which make for similar concepts - and a lot are ones I wish I had done too! Apologies too for not getting back to you sooner as I am not receiving feedback/like emails! Good luck on your lovely submissions and best wishes - Axx

Lisa Travis on Jul 13 2019
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Hi Maria, thank you for the like! Best wishes in the challenge, I love "Modern Oak Leaf"

Jennifer Holbrook on Jun 15 2019
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Hi Maria, thank you for your like on "Winter Pine Cones". I love your holiday wrap entries. All the best.

Lisa Travis on Jun 05 2019
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Hi Maria, thank you for the like and best wishes with the challenge-Lisa

Nikita Jariwala on Jun 03 2019
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Thank you Maria for liking my work. Best of luck with challenges!

Francois Carrara on Apr 23 2019
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Hi Maria, Thank you for the like on my holiday entry! I really like your color palettes. so clean!

Coco and Ellie on Apr 23 2019
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Thank you for liking my designs! Love your lumberjack artwork. Best of luck in this challenge!

amanda lawrence on Apr 22 2019
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Thank you so much for all your likes support - very best wishes - Axx

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 22 2019
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Hi Maria, thank you for your like on "Floral Cascade" and your support. All the best.

frau brandt on Apr 20 2019
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Thank you, Maria, for the like on my entry. It is something to be recognized among thousands.

Sejal Banker on Apr 18 2019
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Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your like on my submission. Grateful for your support!

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 10 2019
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Hi Maria, thank you for your likes and for your sweet comment! Best wishes to you.

Sejal Banker on Feb 20 2019
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Maria, Thank you so much for your like and support on my submissions. I truly appreciate it and very grateful for it. Wishing you all the best as well. Lovely entries!

Lisa Travis on Dec 11 2018
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Maria, thank you for the like on my greeting card entry, the support is always appreciated. I love your "Hello Gorgeous" entry-best of luck!-Lisa

Jenny Partrite on Dec 07 2018
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Hi Maria, Thank you so much for you like on "lovely one", the support means so much. I really enjoy your work. ox Jenny

Lizzie Bowman on Oct 08 2018
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Maria, thanks so much for liking my piece in the Pottery Barn challenge! I really appreciate the support!

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 08 2018
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Hi Maria, Thank you for the likes and the sweet comment on my "Landscape at Daybreak" entry in the Walls that Wow Challenge! I really love your "ABC Code of Honor" and wish you the very best in the Challenge! -Rebecca

Jenny Partrite on Aug 28 2018
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Hi, Maria! Thank you for your like on "Enchanted Vista" Best wishes on the challenges. ox Jenny

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 25 2018
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Hi Maria, thanks so much for your like and sweet comment about "Star Rainbow"! All the best to you in the challenges.

amanda lawrence on Aug 25 2018
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Hi Maria - best wishes and many thanks for all your support and like on "midas touch" - Amanda

frau brandt on Jul 07 2018
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Thanks for the like, Maria. All the best for the challenge.

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 06 2018
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Hi Maria, thanks for your like on my "New Baby, New Year" design!I appreciate your encouragement. I love your bookmark card.

frau brandt on Jun 14 2018
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Thank you so much for the likes. It is always encouraging to be noticed. All the best for you in the challenge.

Jennifer Holbrook on May 29 2018
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Hi Maria, thanks so much for your like on my Merry Penguins design! I appreciate it. Best wishes in the challenges.

Kristiina Almy on May 16 2018
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Hi Maria, Thanks for liking my design submission for the Winter Wishes Non-Photo Holiday Card Challenge! Best wishes to you!

Akweley Creative on Apr 27 2018
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Thanks for the feedback, Maria! I'm adjusting that font.

Benita Crandall on Apr 26 2018
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Thank you so much for the like of my design "Peace in gold'! You have some great designs!

Kanika Mathur on Apr 06 2018
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Thanks for your feedback, Maria on my 'love all around' design! You were spot on, I do like the text centered and adjusted the photos https://www.minted.com/design-rating/979080 Really appreciate it! Good luck to you:)

Chelsea And Marbles Paper on Apr 02 2018
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Thanks for liking my submission "Mountain Wishes". Best of luck to you!

Faith Roper Constant on Mar 29 2018
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Thanks for the like on my greeting card submission! Good luck to you in all the challenges!

Chelsea And Marbles Paper on Mar 21 2018
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Hi Maria, thanks for the likes! Best of luck in the challenges ;)

frau brandt on Mar 15 2018
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Thanks again for the like. So sweet of you.

frau brandt on Mar 14 2018
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Thank you, Maria, for the like.It is very encouraging! Wish you all the best in the challenge.

YULLY ANA on Feb 02 2018
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Thank you for your comment on my Wild Meadow, Maria! Appreciate! Now we've both have 1 star. Yay:)

Rebecca Rueth on Jan 22 2018
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Hi Maria, Thank you for the like on my "Yosemite Reflections" submissions for the Large Format Art Print Challenge! Best of luck in all of the Challenges!

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jan 18 2018
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Hi Maria - Thank you for liking my submission of "Dusk, Camelback Mountain" ~ Much appreciated!! Best of luck to both of us in the challenges :) xo, Hannah

Amy Hall on Jan 14 2018
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Thank you for the like! Best of luck with your submissions. I love the line art in Lupine & Brushed Bloom

Emese Horvath on Sep 12 2017
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Thank you, Maria for your like on my Painting the summer fabric design! Best of luck in the challenges!

frau brandt on Sep 01 2017
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Thank you Maria, for the like on "Pine & Berry". Very kind. I like your lettering.

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 18 2017
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Hi Maria, thanks so much for your like on my fabric design "Joy"! I love your fabric. Best wishes in the challenges.

Kissyfish on Aug 16 2017
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Thanks for the kind words- love your fabric!

Lisa Travis on Aug 10 2017
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Hi Maria, thank you for the like on my fabric entry "Wrought Iron" I love your entry "Lumberjack Stack", I hope it is a winner!

Jan Shepherd on Aug 03 2017
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Hi Maria, just to say thank you for your support of my fabric design work - much appreciated! Good luck with the challenges :)

Janelle Wourms on Jul 29 2017
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thanks so much for liking "tea time" - I appreciate the support

Danielle Hartgers on Jul 28 2017
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You are so welcome! Lovely design - hoping it's a winner for you!

Cavell Ferguson on Jul 20 2017
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Hi Maria your entries are lovely, I hope you would look me up if you ever make it to Nova Scotia. Good luck in the challenge.

Susan Moyal on Aug 17 2015
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Hi Maria Thank you for the nice comment! I really like you stationery entries!

Cavell Ferguson on Aug 17 2015
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Thanks for the congrats Maria. Great illustration on "Dropping you a line" and great play on words as well.

Amber Barkley on Aug 13 2015
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Thanks for the lovely comment, Maria! Best of luck to you as well! :) P.S. I love your Brushed Bloom art series!

Jill Corbin on Aug 12 2015
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You're welcome, Maria! :)

LARAND on Jul 28 2015
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Maria, thank you so much for your likes!!! It is really encouraging !:))

Me Amelia on Jul 27 2015
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Hi Maria, Thank you so much for the like on my submission. It is much appreciated. :)

Julia Starr on Jul 27 2015
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Hi Maria! Thank you so much for liking my submission, Pop Donuts! :)

Denise Wong on Jul 26 2015
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Hi, Maria; thank you so much for your likes on "New Tide," "Newfallen," and "Verdant"--very kind of you! It's lovely to see the new addition of your hand-drawn florals here! :)

L-Studio on Jul 22 2015
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Hi Maria, Thanks for the like on Dreamcatcher-4. Your work is very clever and well executed. Love the flowers. Good luck to you.

Susan Moyal on Jul 21 2015
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Hi Maria thank you for the nice comment!! I really like you latest line drawings!

Me Amelia on Jul 21 2015
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Thank you so much Maria for the like on Nellie's Bouquet. Love baking yummies too.

Julie Blackwood on Jul 19 2015
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Thank you so much for the like. :D

Jan Kessel on Jul 15 2015
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Hi Maria, thanks for the like on my photograph:) Best of luck to you!!

Qing Ji on Jun 21 2015
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Thank you for the kind comment, Maria. :) Best of luck to all of your challenges :)

chocomocacino on Jun 20 2015
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