Visual Artist
Maria Paknezhad

Working to bring her dreams to life!

Maria is my name and Mariapolis is my Domain!

The city of my dreams , hopes and creations!!

About Me

Maria Paknezhad, Visual Artist

My Background

 I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pen in my hand. Happy times were mid-summer days when everybody was having a nap and I was free to write and draw on the walls!  Academically I studied science and engineering. As well, I attended Espahbodi Art Institute in Mashhad and had comprehensive traditional training in fine arts. Since I had several interests to chase, I  put a pause on my passion for painting and pursued a career in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Iran, Canada and the UK.  A couple of years ago, inadvertently, I opened my paint box and have been keeping it open ever since. Furthermore, in order to enrich my skill and knowledge, in recent years I have taken multiple art programs and courses at York University, Stratford Institute, TDSB etc. Presently, I am a member of Art Gala Forum and display my paintings twice a year in galleries in the city of Toronto.

Acrylic painting, Water color Painting, Oil painting, pastel , drawing

My Medium

 I’m versatile and enjoy working with different techniques and mediums. As an artist, I use any medium that I can put my hands on to create fine arts; such as oil , acrylics, watercolor, pastels , pen, ink and so on. Being flexible working in different styles of paintings, I have mastered working on different subjects from nature and still life to portrait or figures. I am also fond of mixed media  for it has allowed me to break traditional artistic restrictions. 

Mariapolis is my platform to exhibit all.

mixed media painting, abstract painting, surrealism, expressionist painting

My Inspiration

 My paintings are rendition of calmness or positive excitement.  My thought process, feelings and the state of being in the "now" reflects what I paint. As I'm getting older and wiser, in an attempt to stay away from negative thoughts, I try to portray hope, positivity and love. That's why I focus on beauty, nature, innocence of animals or color field that subliminally is pleasant to the senses.

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