Mixed Media Artist


Crown Of Feathers

Crown-Of-Feathers18″x20″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

I think that I conjured this warrior up to protect me,  keep my strong and give me faith and grace.  I had not set out to do this.

Often, I say to my paintings “tell me your story”, as I am painting. I never, well very rarely, do preliminary drawings.  I like to draw out (pun intended) the  composition and image as I go along.  I started this painting awhile ago and didn’t go back into it until the beginning of this week. The beginning of this week seems like a million years ago now because on Wednesday my Dr found a lump in my left breast and  time stopped. Still.

And then every conceivable bad thought rushed at me  faster than the speed of light.

When I got home from the Dr., I went into my studio and finished this painting. There she was in her feathered crown, looking out at me with such calm determination that she literally lifted me up.  Funny, when I was going through a rough time earlier in my life, I had painted Guardian angles. These were not your sweet angelic looking angels. I called these my ‘kick ass angels’, they were there  to help me fight my battle.  They were tough, and the meant business.  Created before I even knew I needed her,  I seem to have found another version of my ‘kick ass angels’.  Still donning feathers, still determined and tough, this warrior is here beside me, ready to take down anyone or thing that comes in my way.  Did she come into being to remind me to have faith?  I  have always felt that I am not alone when I create,  that my inspiration is divine and I think this proves that.

Hopefully it is nothing, just a benign lump,  but your mind goes to the worst place instantly.  It just does.

Send me all the good energy you can spare. It is hard not to be scared of the unknown.

I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” ~Author Unknown

Her Journey – From Beginning To End

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This painting is available HERE

I have to remember that it is her journey.  Not mine.

I have my own journey.

I can’t tell her what her journey is anymore than can she can tell me what mine is.

I have to move forward and let her move  forward too.

My hear aches a little just thinking about this seperation.

Sadness fills me and I feel no joy. Just fear.  I know this is not right but it is honest.

STOP! I want to shout. Just stop. I need more time. Just a little more time. It went so fast. It is going too fast. You are my baby still.

But no, you are almost 12 and I feel you slipping away.

Yes, you can sleep in my bed tonight.

A moment.  Another moment.


For just one more moment.




“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland


Cafe Blackbird – Featured Artist For May



I am very happy to be the featured artist at Cafe Blackbird for the month of May.  Cafe Blackbird not only offers a lovely atmosphere and delicious menu but it is a wonderful live music venue.  Please go and check out this new family owned  Edmonton music and food destination.

Pretty Bird

9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

The rising blushes, which her cheek o’er-spread, Are opening roses in the lily’s bed.

John Gay Quotes




The painting Nepalese Girls sold on EBAY for $617.00.  All proceeds  are going toward Nepal Earthquake Relief and the Canadian Government will match that number.  YAY!

If you bid on the painting and would like a fine art reproduction I am offering 9″x12″ prints on bamboo paper for $40.00 +shipping. You can place your order on Etsy HERE. 80% of proceeds will go to help Nepal.

Thanks again for all of your support! Blessings to you all.



Please Help Me, Help Nepal


This is a 9″x12″ mixed media painting, the sides are 1.5″ deep and are red . I have painted this piece in hopes of raising some money for the  Nepal Earthquake relief. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to Dr’s Without Borders:


The Canadian government announced Monday that it will match donations to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund dollar-for-dollar until May 25.

This painting depicts four Nepalese girls in traditional ceremonial costumes.  Nepal is such a beautifully ornate country.  Painting this was truly a pleasure to my senses but I couldn’t help but feel sadness at the same time.  At the time  I am writing this, they are estimating over 4000 people have died as a result of this massive earthquake. My brain can’t even comprehend the horrors that these people are going through right now.  Please bid generously. Let’s make a difference. 


Dream Keepers: A place For Your Treasures

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I have been working on these lovely boxes. You can keep all your treasures inside.  They have giclee quality prints of some of my favourite pairings mounted on the top and have all been personally put together by me. No two boxes will be the same.  I have put a lovely piece of patterned burlap inside to really make it feel like a box you can put your most cherished things into. I hope you like them!

They will be available in my Etsy store or can be ordered directly from me, by email me maria@mariapacewynters.com or coming down to the Gallery Shop at 10563 97ST ( in Edmonton) or calling 780-604-7523.

These are made to order so processing time is a little longer than for other orders.

Crow And Magnolias




Available HERECrow-And-Magnolias-216″x20″mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 15″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available directly from the artist and will be in an upcoming show for the month of May.

Please contact me at maria@mariapcewynters.com for more info.

Spirit Crow


6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood.

This painting is available HERE

Spirit Crow 2



6″x12 mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5 ” deep and are painted red.

This painting is SOLD



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