Mixed Media Artist

Archive for October, 2014

One Year Gallery/Shop Anniversary …Save The Date

Hello dear friends and customers,

Thanks so much for your ongoing support (both emotionally and monetarily). Everyday you can feel happy knowing that you are true patrons of the arts and that you have succeeded in making a little girls dreams come true.  All I ever wanted to be is a Mum ( I can’t give you any credit for this but I am a way happier Mum …so my children do thank you) and an artist.


You helped make that happen.

I hope you can come and celebrate this special day with me!

My love and appreciation,


Where: 10563 97st, Edmonton,AB

When: November 15, 12-5pm

Contact: 780-604-7523 or maria@mariapacewynters.com

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~Charles Horton Cooley

One year anniversary

*That’s the sound magic makes



A Light To You


10″x20″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE  or contact me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I also went back into a previous painting I did. It just kept calling to me and telling me it wasn’t done so, I listened.

Here is the reworked painting:

The-Magic-Of-WishingThe Magic Of Wishing, is available  through my Etsy store or by contacting me:



Light My Way


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

This painting is available HERE

It’s funny where inspiration comes from.  I was at a concert the other day and the band had set up the stage with various lamps. One lamp looked like a globe or orb and I couldn’t stop looking at it. They had set their water bottle in front of it and it almost looked like a figure holding a glowing orb above their head.  It made me think of my warrior of the light and I was inspired to paint this one.  I don’t know if I will go on to paint another but my husband quickly painted out “see it is good for you to go out!” (hermit that I am).

It is so important as an artists to be open for inspiration to make an appearance.  My mantra is always ‘inspiration finds us when we are working’ and this is true.  If we aren’t coming to the page/canvas on a regular basis, it makes it hard to actually manifest our inspiration BUT staring at the page/canvas day in and day out is NOT going to make that happen. Once again, as in most things in life, it is finding that perfect balance that is vital.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino

Dragon Tea

Dragon-Tea9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

This is the tea that  the warrior must drink before going into battle.

Where there’s tea there’s hope. ~Arthur Wing Pinero

Strength Of The Dreamer


6″ x 36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas.  The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

The strength of the dreamer is immeasurable, and  often contagious.

My Thoughts Are Of You


Little one on stone paper.

Available HERE

Beautiful Things – Second 2015 Calendar Now Available …

As promised, here is the second 2015 Calendar available.

These are some of the beautiful things that surround and inspire me everyday.  They are things that have been passed down to me and other things that I’ve collected over the years. These things consistently catch my eye and make me sigh because they continually take my breath away.  Hopefully this calendar can make your day, week, and year a little more breathtaking too.

You can order this on line by clicking HERE or email me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com


First 2015 Calendar “Dream Warriors” Now Available On REDBUBBLE

My  new Calendar for 2015, featuring some of my 2014 paintings representing  female Dream Warriors that embody the courage and conviction to aspire to dream, is now available!

These warriors are contemplative  and still in their convictions but are anything but weak. They are who we want to be. Who I want my girls to be.  It is not always easy to be a Warrior Of The Light (thank you Paulo Coelho for this term) but that makes living and fulfilling those dreams  all the more special.

So, if you are a Dream Warrior, want to be a Dream Warrior or know someone that needs help or inspiration in that area of their life, this is the calendar for you.

From Warrior Of The Light by Paulo Coelho

The warrior of the light believes. Just like children believe.
Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thought can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is sure that he will find love, this love appears.
From time to time he is disappointed. Sometimes he gets hurt.
And then he hears comments like: “that fellow’s so naive!”
But the warrior knows that it is all worthwhile. For each defeat he counts two victories in his favor.
All those who believe know this.

These calendars are available online through REDBUBBLE  (online orders are 15% off today just use the coupon ARTIST15)

or if you are local to Edmonton, they will be available at my Gallery shop in Chinatown.  If you would like to pre order one email me maria@mariapacewynters.com.  I am planing a little party to celebrate my one year anniversary of having my gallery shop for mid November and you could pick up your calendars at that time.


My past calendars are also still available  for 2105:

Make. Believe.


Circus Dreams










As we speak, I am also putting another  2015 calendar together featuring some of my still life paintings from 2014. I am very excited about this one, it is looking amazing so far! You can let me know if you are interested in one of these maria@mariapacewynters.com

The Magic Of Wishing

The-Magic-Of-Wishing6″x24″ mixed media painting. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE or from the artist maria@mariapacewynters.com



6″ x11.5 mixed media painting on stone paper. There is no border and this will need to be matted and framed  by you.

This painting is available HERE or maria@mariapacewynters.com

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
― Epicurus