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Maria Iva

Mississauga, ON

Artist Statement

Maria Iva is a nature lover and a tireless hiker. She finds inspiration in exploring nature scenes of Southern Ontario that she often paints on-site and later recreates on canvas in her studio. Maria works primarily in oil with a palette knife, paints in a loose impressionistic manner, and uses colourist approach to express the quality of light in the open air. With her paintings Maria is trying to share her love for nature and manifest the beauty of Ontario landscape scenes.  

Artist Bio

Maria Iva is a visual artist who works in two media: oils and dry pastels.  She started painting after a successful career in education, a Doctorate Degree in Linguistics, and raising two children. She started as a fine art photographer but quickly moved to painting as it allowed her to have more freedom and control in her creativity.
Maria studied with several Canadian artists. such as Johannes Vloothuis, John Anderson, and John Pryce. She also traveled to the USA to take classes with American Impressionist artists such as Susan Sarback and Luis Griffels. During this period she started using a pallet knife and developed her impressionistic colourist style. 
Maria spends a lot of time painting on location (en plein air). Her main subjects are trees, water, grass, rocks and sand. She is inspired by sun-lit scenes with vibrant colours and tries to pass on her excitement towards these subjects to her viewers.
Maria Iva is an elected member of the Society for Canadian Artists. 

Paintings by Maria Iva

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Lily Pads
By Maria Iva
36 X 36 in

$1,700.00



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Spring Flowers
By Maria Iva
20 X 20 in

$500.00



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Six Mile Marsh
By Maria Iva
16 X 16 in

$400.00



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March in Albion Hills
By Maria Iva
16 X 20 in

$450.00



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Sunset on William Granger Greenway
By Maria Iva
24 X 36 in

$1,000.00



Sunset on Humber River Maria Iva ArtMatch painting mockup
Sunset on Humber River
By Maria Iva
24 X 36 in

$1,000.00



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Frozen Creek
By Maria Iva
30 X 24 in

$950.00



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Farm on Lakeridge Road
By Maria Iva
40 X 30 in

$1,500.00



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Fall on Bruce Trail
By Maria Iva
30 X 24 in

$950.00



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Dunes on Lake Erie
By Maria Iva
30 X 30 in

$1,200.00



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Algonquin Park
By Maria Iva
24 X 30 in

$950.00



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