Maria Iva is an impressionist landscape painter who works in two media: oil and dry pastel. The subjects of her paintings are trees, grass, water and sand. She does a lot of her work on location (en plein air). She loves nature and painting outside gives her a lot of joy. She calls herself a colorist. She is inspired by sun lit scenes with vibrant colors and she tries to pass on this excitement to her viewers. She has found that she gets the best results when she uses the pure pigment of soft pastels or paints with a palette knife in oils. Maria lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Maria is a landscape artist who works in two mediums: oils and dry pastels. She studied landscape painting with several Ontario artists: Johannes Vioothuis, John Anderson, John Pryce. Later she worked with artists from the Cape Cod School of Art: Susan Sarback, Luis Griffels, and Camille Przewodek, who helped her develop her impressionistic colorist style. During this time she was introduced to a paleytte knife – awonderful tool that allows one to create rich texture and loose details. In pastels, Maria studied with Richard MacKinley, Lana Ballot and Barbara Jaenicke. Maria spends a lot of time [painting on location (en plein air). Her main subjects are trees, water, grass, rocks and sand. She is inspired by sun-lit scenes with voibrant colours and she tries to pass on this excitement to her viewers.
Artist Website – www.mariaiva.com