Mixed Media Artist


OPEN STUDIO July 6, 11-5

Orange Pekoe, 14″x28″, Mixed media painting on canvas.

OPEN STUDIO  July 6 from 11 to 5.

11520 94 st, Edmonton, AB

I have participated in art walk for many years but the last few years I have been able to take part. Once again, I am opening my studio doors for those of you that miss visiting me during this spectacular art festival. I know you have art on your minds!  Come by, hang out, have a cold drink and see where I create my paintings. I will most likely be painting!

See you tomorrow!



Blue Anemone Dreamer/ Studio Crawl

20″round painting on canvas. The sides are .25″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE


 Alberta Ave Studio Crawl  June 21- 22, 2019

Meet your local friendly neighbourhood artist in the Alberta Avenue District and discover where the magic happens. Invite your friends and family to walk/bike/drive on this free self-directed tour.

The artist studios will be open to guests on Friday, June 21st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 4 pm. If you prefer some guidance while taking in art, there will be one guided tour led by local artist Haylee Fortin on Friday June 21st. The guided tour will be meeting The Carrot at 6:30 pm on Friday June 21.

Download your map by clicking here.

Keep reading for details on all the featured artists!

The Carrot Gallery in The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
9351 118 Ave
Karen BIshop
Bishop’s atmospheric watercolour paintings are a combination of wild intuition and careful reductive techniques. For more go to https://www.karenbishop.ca/

Collins Studio Gallery
11741 94 St
Featured Alberta Avenue artists: Will Truchon, Linda Frena, Ritchie Velthuis and Jeff Collins. For more info go to https://jcstudiogallery.com/

Haylee Fortin and Agata Garbowska
9430 118 Ave
Studio mates and sometimes painters present a series of collage driven works. For more info go to https://hayleefortin.weebly.com/ & https://agatagarbowska.weebly.com/

Maria Pace-Wynters
11520 94 St
Local mixed media artist whose distinctive artwork is available on Etsy and locally at The Carrot, Sabrina Butterfly and her Alberta Ave studio. For more info go to https://mariapacewynters.com/

Robin Light
11251 94 St
Local artist known primarily known for her whimsical house paintings. For more info go to https://www.robinlight.com/

Keith Walker
11341 89 Street
Hand blown glass featuring both one of a kind sculptural work as well as functional wares. For more info go to http://www.keithwalkerglass.com/

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Blue Willow Jug

8″x8″ mix media/encaustic painting. This painting is available Here. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

Lucky Thirteen

This is a 12″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (or turquoise if you prefer). This painting is available here or directly through me. Layaway is available on this painting.

It was Scarlett’s thirteenth birthday on Saturday.  She is such an amazing kid. Her mind is full of creative ideas and facts. That brain of hers is full of facts!  I now have two teenagers living in our house but you know what? I couldn’t be happier. Those girls have such a deep love for one another. I love seeing them laugh and carry on together, even when I am trying to get them out of the house and they will NOT focus on the task at hand. Deep down, I feel warmth in my heart, even though I might be yelling for them to put on their damn shoes! I love hearing them sing together, which is often. Scarlett is always singing show tunes and they often feed off of each other and end up harmonizing  on the top of their lungs. I love this so much, even though I may ask for them to keep it down when I literally cannot hear myself think. I love it.  I love how much Scarlett adores animals and often asks if she can go to the pet store when I am at the Post office. I meet her after I am done and often find her  stroking a cat, trying to pick up a budgie or holding a bunny. I have been suckered into adopting a cat (Esther) and Scarlett is also responsible for Jack, our tortoise… I’m a soft touch. (That is two gingers, one west and a tortoise for those of you keeping track ha, ha).

Yes, I am a lucky one. “The luckiest”, as Ben Fold’s would say.

With A Single Step

9″x12″ mix media painting on mix media board. This painting is flat and will need to be framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu

Forever Is Composed of Nows

Forever is composed of nows- Emily Dickinson

13″x19″ mix media painting on paper, small white border. This painting is flat and will have to be framed by you ❤️ This painting is available in my Etsy shop.

A gentle reminder from Emily Dickinson to remember to love in the moment. Thanks Emily, you are always a wonderful inspiration to me.

Red Poppies in Blue Willow and The Floral Teapot

This is a 6″x 24″ mixed media/encaustic painting on canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available in my Etsy shop https://etsy.me/2w5w0JJ


Ever After 2019 Registration is Now Open! + Blog Hop & Give Away! Yay!


You have a chance to win a spot in Ever After, read on…

But first a reminder about what Ever after is and how you can sign up!

EVER AFTER  Registration and info:

Registration is now open! Woohoo! Will you follow us down the rabbit hole? 🙂 I sure hope you will! USE MAGIC2019 for your special Early Bird Discount! (valid until 31stMay) We will be spending 4 months making beautiful fairy-tale inspired art and we will develop our own style and unique story while we’re at it! Sounds intriguing? Read on! 🙂 You can find out all the magical details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking Willowing Arts https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200 https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200″>HERE .

First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking Willowing Arts https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200 https://www.willowing.org/product/ever-after-2019/?affiliates=200″>HERE  .

My chosen fairy tale is Snow White And Rose Red. My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing my whimsical style  with you.



How to win a spot  for free!

Give away & Blog hop info:

Great news! I can give away one space on this year’s edition of Ever After to 1 lucky winner! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for artists and links) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give aways also.

What is a blog hop, you may ask? Blog hops are online events hosted by a group of bloggers. In the next  few weeks you can ‘hop’ to the blogs of all the Ever After teachers to find more information about our lessons. Each of the teachers will post a blog on a specific date.

How to enter the give away:

  1. Share this post on Facebook and/or Instagram (Tag me @mpwynters on Instagram or  write in the comments of this post on my Facebook page so that I can find your post).
  2. Follow me on my blog or join my Facebook page
  3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Ever After this year.

I will announce the winner by the end of this month on social media and here in this blogpost.

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After this year. They too will be giving away a spot, so make sure enter theirs as well.

Tamara Laporte

Andrea Gomoll

Danita Art

Effy Wild

Natalie Mecham

Angela Kennedy

Marieke Blokland

Pamela Vosseller

Lora Murphy

Patti Ballard

Natalie Neumann

Shilpa Lalit (Artyshils)

Alena Hennessy

Tanya Cole

Lilac Poppies In Blue

16″x20″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep either red or turquoise.

This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or directly through me. Maria@mariapacewynters.com

Layaway available on this painting.


Patiently Waiting

14″x 28″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep. This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or from me directly maria@mariapacewynters.com. Layaway is available for this painting.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

I have always been a sucker for  magic. I love going to the theatre and been amazed by a clever tricks or illusions.

The magic that exists in our daily lives can be so easily overlooked.

I am here, right now, sharpening my senses, pulling myself into the present.  Oh, the magic that exists in the world. It is staggering. We truly live in a wonderland, there is no need to tumble down any rabbit hole. If we can just be aware of what surrounds us, here and now, we can only be amazed.


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