Mixed Media Artist

Pace-Wynters

Float Above It

 

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

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Tender Warrior

Tender-Warrior10″x20″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE

I have felt angry for weeks, maybe even months. An anger burning right below the surface of my skin. I have vibrated with this anger.  I was an angry warrior. I went from hearing “it’s nothing” to hearing “mastectomy” in a matter of 6 months, and I was pissed.

The other day when they finally gave me the surgery date,  that anger disappeared and was replaced with sadness.  I feel sad. My heart is so tender right now and my tears flow easily.  I am now the tender and sad warrior, I wear my heart on the outside of my skin.  I feel  raw with emotions.

To be honest, I prefer this feeling of sadness.  Anger is such a difficult emotion. It is so violent and irrational, so toxic. It made me crazy, like I wanted to escape my own self. Run away from my own mind. I felt out of control.   I feel more myself than I have for awhile.  I have always been a melancholy sort of person so this is much closer to normal to me and it also allows me to feel grateful.  I am  grateful because this is not a death sentence.  I am one of the lucky ones. I know that. I am allowing myself to feel the tender sadness of knowing my life has been changed. I am different now and I don’t know if I will ever be the same again. My sadness is allowing me to find bravery that comes from kindness and peace, not a bravery that comes from anger and fear.   I have moved forward in my journey and although I know I have a long road ahead of me, I feel more at peace then I have in a very long time. I am embracing my tender warrior and thanking her for giving me a little bit of my self back.

“The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well.”
― Chögyam Trungpa

 


Diptych Portrait

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These 10″x20″ portraits work together and by themselves giving you the freedom for each child to have their own portrait when they are grown.

Portraits start at $500. (currently a 4 month waiting list to start a portrait).

On completion of  the portrait, prints can be made for family members so everyone can enjoy the painting of your child.

maria@mariapacewynters.com

780-604-7523

 


Pink Roses

Pink-Roses

12″x12″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood.  The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE


Evening Dreamer

Evening-Dreamer

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

This painting is available HERE

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

 


Intensity

Intensity

6″x10″ mixed media painting on paper. This painting will have to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

It is such a secret place, the land of tears.

 


Red Poppies

Red-Poppy-28″x10″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″  deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

 


Pretty Little Koi Pond

Pretty-Little-Pond

11″x14″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

This painting is about ‘pause’. Pausing, breathing, slowing down … stopping the mind from racing about from one thing to another.

I look at this pond and feel that pause. That air entering my lungs. That quieting of my mind.

Some days are harder than others, but I am working on it.


Be Still

Be Still

4.75″ x 17 ” mixed media painting on rag paper.  This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

“Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.”
― E’yen A. Gardner


Little Koi

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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