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Maria Iva

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 203
Maria Iva is a nature lover and a tireless hiker. She finds her inspiration in exploring Ontario’s rural areas and painting on location (plein air). Her pastel paintings are usually quick plein air sketches that capture the light and the feeling of the scene. Her oil paintings are much bigger pieces that are richly textured and colored. Using wet-on-wet technique she applies thick palette knife strokes that create depth and plenty of details. In both media Maria uses clean vibrant colors that allow her to demonstrate the effect of sunlight on the scene.

Maria is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Artist Canada.
She lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario.

2D Works


(sold!) Sandbanks

  • 2022
  • 40.64 x 40.64 x 3.8 cm
  • $400


  • 2022
  • 30.48 x 30.48 x 4 cm
  • $300

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