The paintings of Maya Eventov are so rich with color, light, and detail that they reflect not only an impressive draftsmenship, but also a sense of artistic well-being and happiness. In the hands of this artist, landscapes and still lifes become extraordinary. The chairs, flowers, harps, and Roman pillars take on personas that are as sophisticated and rich as they are playful and fun. Each element has its own independent existence within an unified painting.
Eventov began her training as a child in the art schools of Leningrad, where she learned painting, drawing, and composition. After attending the Leningrad High College of Art and Design, Eventov worked professionally as a children’s book illustrator and wallpaper designer. She also took part in the creation of murals for cinema and concert halls in Leningrad, Moscow, Erevan, and Komsomolsk-na-Amure as well as many private residences in Toronto and Dundas, Ontario. She primarily works in oil paints and acrylics and has developed a unique technique combining oil paint with etching.