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Ice Hut Outdoor Gallery Innisfil

It was absolutely remarkable to be part of the Ice Hut Art Project in the Town of Innisfil. I was so excited that this small town and the amazing IdeaLab Library joined forces and organized this beautiful “Wintervention” as they called it. The project aimed to so encourage more outdoor time. In the dead of …

The Love Collection 2022

I know Valentine’s is done but I can’t get enough of all the love. I know this world has a nack of getting us all down but i disagree and will focus on all this wonderful and festiveness. I’m not sure what I’m doing with this collection, but I’m sure you not seen the last …

The Brown Paper Bag Collection

I am so thrilled about this collection and all I want to do is share it with everyone and hope they feel as lovley as I do 🙂   The Brown Paper Bag Collection is a journey from places real and not, physical and emotional. The materials used are conté, watercolor and graphite and the …

Still Life Smack Down

November 13th, 2021 I had the honor and joy to participate in the MacLaren Art Centre  Still Life Smack Down. We arrived on the morning and the beautiful Gallery which was already set up with two whimsical displays of bones, and helmets and robes and a turkey. We as artist were instructed to find an …

Spirit Animals

In certain spiritual traditions or cultures, spirit animal refers to a spirit which helps guide or protect a person on a journey and whose characteristics that person shares or embodies. While I have not been an animal person so to say, I have always found animal imagery in my art. I do feel that the …

Welcome to Simcoe

It is through meditation and gratitude that art becomes. When I moved to Simcoe County, I became obsessed with the sights and scenes that mother nature would present daily. I celebrated this by taking some time daily to document what it was the caught my eye. I coupled this with my meditation practice and it …

About the Artist

Maria Kelebeev is a Moscow born Toronto-based artist and a community art facilitator. Maria creates landscapes, still lives, and portraiture in a loose contemporary impressionistic style. She is very passionate about the benefit of art creation and consumption on mental health and takes every available opportunity to bring art closer to the community. “From a …

Artist Statement

I have been creating art for the last 25 years. I turn to creating when I am looking to articulate or express a certain feeling, experience, or emotion. I am always watching and analyzing what is happening around me with a goal to collect visuals of beautiful nature, ordinary objects, and human interactions and stories …