Mixed Media Artist


Float Above It



This  is a mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. It is  12″ x36″  and has 1.5″ deep sides that are red.

This painting is available HERE

When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.

David Cronenberg

I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there’s something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it’s fleeting, and it’s temporal.

Pete Docter

Little Koi


6.75″x10″ mixed media paining on rag paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE or through me directly maria@mariapacewyntes.com 780-604-7523

I’m not sure if I believe in luck. They say that koi are lucky. Am I painting them because they are lucky and I need all the luck I can get right now? No, I am painting them because they are beautiful and tranquil and  vibrant against a dark background.  Would I like to believe in luck?  I have been very lucky in my life and I know that some people have been very unlucky.  We can’t  make our luck.  Sometimes we are handed a very unlucky situation and no matter what, finding the silver lining is impossible. I can think of several examples but not in my life. I am lucky that the  bad things that have happened to me have  most often also been  the best things that has ever happened to me.

If you can survive it, perhaps their is silver lining to be found.

I’m still looking.

I’m open to it.

“Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” – Ovid

Gold Koi


7″x16″ mixed media on rag paper. This little painting would need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

or contact me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com or 780-604-7523


Ornate Koi Pond


This is a 24″x48″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and the sides are red.

This painting is available HERE or directly from the artist maria@mariapacewynters.com or 780 604-7523

It’s been awhile. The girls are back in school and I am back in the studio.  Sigh…it feels good. I think that they would agree, structure is good after a two  month free for all.  They are loving school as much as I am loving painting. I am also working on two portraits that are coming along nicely.
It really is nice to be back. Thanks for your on going love and support.  I am still waiting for  answers regarding health but I am trying to put that aside and just enjoy right now.

This painting in progress:




Recurring Dream

This is a 24″x36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available for $1350


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Past, Present, Future

This is a 24″x 36″ mixed media painting on wood.

The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is SOLD

The  past behind.

The  future ahead.

Presently,  lost in both,

Absent of the present.

Staying present is one of the hardest things  to do, and  is truly the secret to living a happy life.  I know this because I have been able to live like this in snippets. Short sweet snippets.  Times when I was really  there. Fully THERE. Not worrying about the future or feeling guilty about the past. Those times are nirvana, they really are. Maybe it is because it is such  a challenge to live presently that when we manage to do so,   it makes it all the more special.

I loose touch with my ART when I loose touch with the present. My ART demands my full attention, it does not want me thinking about whether it is going to be good enough or what is going to happen to it in the future. It does not want me to compare it to other ART. It NEEDS me to believe in it  and when spending time with it, it wants me to be fully engaged. My ART does not want me fretting about doing the laundry, making dinner or cleaning the bathroom. It just really wants me to give my whole self to it and have fun doing so.

Now take the word ART in the last paragraph and replace it with Children… or even spouse, friend, mother, pet or,  here is a good one… SELF.

Be present as often as you can.  I know it is really, really hard,  but as my Mother always says  ” nothing good comes easy”.

To Call Myself Beloved

24″x38″ mixed media on clayboard.

Available to purchase here
Lay away available for this purchase.

I think I am starting to believe her.

She really is looking more comfortable in her own skin.

Kind of like me.


I just finished this 11.5″x15.5″ mixed media painting.  Joy, just pure joy.


The Water Lilies Keep Me Cool

The water lilies keep me cool

They bob around my floating head

My hair mimicking pond weeds

I feel the little fish bump up against my legs

A dragonfly lands on me

Perhaps he thinks that I am a log or even a flower

I am so still

Maybe he is kissing me

So very gently

As I lay here