Mixed Media Artist

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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:




Cat Kisses

We lost our lovely 15 year old dog last week so we have to make it up by getting with twice as many cat kisses.Cat-Kisses12″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

RIP SYDNEY 2000-2015





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

Courage To Trust


8″ x20″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. This painting is 1.5″ deep and the sides are painted red.

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
― Maya Angelou

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

Botanical Camouflage


12″x36″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE

I first thought of the idea for this painting  a little while back when I was braiding my 10 year old’s hair. She requested that I give her one braid instead of two.  It dawned on me that she felt that one braid was more grown up than two braids and  since that day, she wears one braid. I wanted to paint her in braids,  older that she is now. Hanging on, I guess,  to this part of her as a little girl.

When I started the actual painting, the word camouflage keep circling me head. I had this one scrap of origami paper that was black with brightly coloured flowers and it reminded me of a botanical  with a black background.  I have been noticing this a lot in fashion, I think inspired by Downton Abbey and have wanted to use it in a painting.   I was thinking about how teenagers never like to be singled out but at the same time are exploring their individualism. Her botanical dress is camouflaged by the botanical background she blends in  to it but also  emerges from it.  She is figuring out who she is. It is on her terms when she decides to become the background  or when she wants to stand apart from it.  It is so important for it to be on her terms. This is not easy for a control freak like myself and I must remind myself daily to stand back (but only at arms length  because she does still reachs for me.)

The only thing is, her limbs are getting so long  that I seem to be moving farther and farther away at a faster pace than I’d like.

My heart is aching a little as I write this.



Peonies In Ink


8″x 16″ mixed media/ encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

The Redhead Returns


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

This painting is available HERE

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Nelson Mandela


Glitter And Grunge

My corset paintings and the inspiration behind them are featured in the  brand new magazine “Glitter and Grunge”. Please follow the link below to purchase this beautiful full colour zine! Thanks Mindy for giving me the push to write about my corset paintings and how  something  tragic can eventually  become something inspirational.


Purchase magazine HERE

“Last year I was called into my nine

year old’s ballet class and was asked if

anyone had ever talked to me about scoliosis”

Black and White Corset

Black And White Corset (SOLD)


Dragon Corset  (available HERE)