Publications

Magnolia, acrylic on canvas, 23″x17″, 2018

Surprisingly worthy: ”Autumn Harvest” from the Ukrainian Association  of Fine Artists of Canada

January 12, 2019, 13:51

Christina Berehovska, Candidate of Art Studies. Toronto-Lviv (2018)

A peculiar picture is Maria Antoniv’s “Magnolia”, which emits a female category of a subtle understanding of beauty. The author professionally portrays the nature of the flower, balancing on color proportions and the game of light-dark nuances. Having constructed correctly composite interlacing, having selected the central dominants the artist seems to be animating the Magnolia tree.

Surprisingly worthy: ”Autumn Harvest” from the Ukrainian Association  of Fine Artists of Canada

January 12, 2019, 13:51

Christina Berehovska, Candidate of Art Studies. Toronto-Lviv (2018)

A peculiar picture is Maria Antoniv’s “Magnolia”, which emits a female category of a subtle understanding of beauty. The author professionally portrays the nature of the flower, balancing on color proportions and the game of light-dark nuances. Having constructed correctly composite interlacing, having selected the central dominants the artist seems to be animating the Magnolia tree.

Exhibit: “Autumn Harvest” from the Ukrainian Association of Fine Artists of Canada

info – https://dyvys.info/2019/01/12/podyvu-gidni-osinnij-uzhynok-vid-ukrayinskoyi-spilky-obrazotvorchyh-mysttsiv-kanady-foto/?fbclid=IwAR2Dpll6ulVe8q7KBuMu723kQ82RmsuF2byJH1e_a-KFYm2YyNrPL7W3VDE

Landscape of the soul

La collettiva si chiama “Landscape of the soul – come gli artisti vivono la propria maschera” ed è basata sull’idea di abbinare ad ogni opera o gruppo di lavori di un artista una frase personale dell’artista stesso sul concetto di come vive la propria maschera, una maniera per presentare una identità dell’artista che esuli dal proprio curriculum e entri più profondamente nell’intimo creativo dell’artista. 

Maria Antoniv |”Verso la fine della vita avviene come verso la fine di un ballo mascherato, quando tutti si tolgono la maschera. Allora si vede chi erano veramente coloro coi quali si è venuti in contatto durante la vita”. SCHOPENHAUER

Cromatismo acceso nelle composizioni paesaggistiche dell’artista, dove l’astratto mette in evidenza alcuni elementi che si accendono di luce nella campitura dello spazio dipinto. I gialli i blu esuberanti segnano una pennellata sicura e determinata nell’insieme degli elementi naturali.

(The collective is called “Landscape of the soul – how artists live their own mask” and is based on the idea of combining each work or group of works of an artist with a personal phrase of the artist on the concept of how he lives his own mask, a way to present an identity of the artist who exits from his curriculum and enters more deeply into the artist’s intimate intimacy.

Maria Antoniv | “Towards the end of life it happens as if towards the end of a masked ball, when everyone takes off his mask. Then we can see who those who came in contact with each other really were during their life “. SCHOPENHAUER

Bright chromaticism in the artist’s landscape compositions, where the abstract highlights some elements that light up in the pattern of the painted space. The yellows the exuberant blue mark a sure and determined brush stroke in the whole of the natural elements).

Link: http://www.visionialtre.com

 

AUGB Art Gallery, London presents Maria Antoniv’s exhibition

From the 5th till the 20th of September, 2018 the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain Art Gallery presented to the London public an exhibition of the well-known Canadian artist Maria Antoniv. It is the artist’s first personal exhibition in Great Britain and the eighth altogether. There were thirty seven acrylic or oil on canvas paintings created between 2016-2018

Ukrainian by origin, Maria Antoniv studied in the Vyzhnytcia College of Applied Art and the Carpathian National University as a visual arts teacher. Later she also graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto as an animator, pparticipating in the creation of the celebrated films “Babe: Pig in the City” (1998), “Gladiator” (2000) and others.

Now Maria is an active member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada, the Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada, as well as an Associate of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours.

The main theme of Maria’s painting is beautiful flora, the poetical nature of which she recreates with great skill. Maria has a proper gift of catching the life of different flowers, in different moods and colour schemes. Like musical tunes her fragile flowers appear from the mist, painted in refined pastel colours.

Among others “The Sunflower Field”, 2018 deserves special attention, where this flamboyant plant, the pagan symbol of the sun, spreads its powerful flowers and leaves over the canvas. There are several compositions with poppies in the early morning dew, personifications of the souls of soldiers killed in the wars, and other poetical images.
Admiring spectators are looking forward to further cooperation between the artist and the galleries of the UK and Canada, and the next exhibition of Maria Antoniv’s works on British soil.

Dr. Oksana Yurchyshyn-Smith, Cambridge


Artists Wekarchuk & Antoniv Celebrate Canada

IНСТИТУТ СВ.ВОЛОДИМИРА | ST.VLADIMIR INSTITUTE, Visti, FALL-WINTER 2017 | ОСІНЬ-ЗИМА 2017

“After Love, our planet is the greatest gift bestowed to mankind. I like to look at Mother Nature’s offerings and exaggerate both form and color, somewhat like when one teases a loved one.”

With this introspective statement, artist Walter Raymond Michael Wekarchuk introduced his collection of bold landscapes exhibited at SVI from September 7th to October 7th. As part of our annual Heritage Day celebration, “This Blessed Land” was Mother Nature with trumpets blaring – as loud and expressive as the artist is quiet and soft-spoken. His passionate stroke and flair for colour belie the fact that he is self-taught. Only recently did he decide to start signing his works after encouragement from fellow artist friends. His impressionistic style avoids reproduction and presents to the viewer the fantasy of nature through the artist’s eyes. Eighteen donated early works currently don the walls of the palliative care unit of CHSLD Rose de Lima in Laval, Quebec.

“Sesquicentennial Blooms”, artist Maria Antoniv’s tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, was hosted by SVI from October 13th to November 14th. This exhibit, this colourful bouquet of florals, featured the provincial flowers from our ten provinces and three territories – a theme inspired by Maria’s first sighting of a trillium in nature.

On her technique, the artist says, “I enjoy painting with a palette knife to give volume and to shape a space in my work. I yield the result to the will of my hands and intuition.” Maria enjoys painting nature in studio as well as outdoors and has broadened her subject matter to include figurative works and portraits. The artist has been featured in numerous art publications, is an active member of the Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada, the Women’s Art Association of Canada, as well as the Associates of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours.

Review

“Sesquicentennial Blooms”
Paintings by Maria Antoniv

Having just seen Maria Antoniv‘s current show at the Women’s Art Association of Canada in Toronto, I’m delighted to add my enthusiastic praise for this recent collection. Maria wishes to honour Canada’s 150th Anniversary since Confederation, and to that end has titled her show “Sesquicentennial Blooms – An Expose of Canada’s Provincial Flowers”.

Her Artist’s Statement expresses her love and devotion to all things Nature, and her depiction of the amazing variances in these very dissimilar flowers from across Canada’s vast land, gives credence to this. Maria treats the smaller delicate flowers with a gentle touch, almost reverence, while using strong colors and brush-work for the larger blooms and their foliage. You may well be lured by Maria’s work to grab the nearest book on Canadian flora to explore further what Maria has offered as enticement!

Maria has used a novel and attractive layout in presenting these paintings, setting them in an undulating pattern against an emblematic Maple Leaf – the symbolism is immediately apparent.

I (We) wish Maria continuing success in her progress through the World of Art – a truly commendable talent!

Jocelyn Shaw
Women’s Art Association of Canada
Toronto, Canada

Sesquicentennial Blooms

To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, artist Maria Antoniv created her “Sesquicentennial Blooms” series; an exhibit of flower paintings that represent all 13 of Canada’s provinces on display at Gallery Hittite. Her creative journey began when she visited Thousand Island National Parks. She was inspired by the trilliums she saw in the parks and later began painting trilliums in oil. Maria has been featured in numerous art publications and is a member of the Ukeranian Association of Visual Arts of Canada, The Women’s Art Association of Canada and The Associates of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Bouquets for Canada’s 150 Birthday

New Pathway – Aug 16, 2017
Maria Antoniv’s art show “Sesquicentennial Blooms” at Gallery Hittite was not only the artist’s bouquet to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, but also a result of a long and rewarding relationship with flowers – Maria’s favorite subject to paint.

Plain Air in Niagara Falls

Plain Air in Niagara Falls

Sep 2, 2015
Maria Antoniv, Natalia Laluq and I decided to organize a plain air in Niagara Falls – to show our Ukrainian guest around, to paint, and to have fun.

More about Plain Air


Visti News, Spring, 2014

Spring came early to St. Vlad’s with the appearance of Maria Antoniv’s beautiful exhibit showing numerous works highlighted with bright and colourful florals.


Ukrainian Woman in The World


2012.02 cover, p. 40
World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organisations


Birmingham-Hoover Sketchbook

2007. p. 12, 72, 89
Indigo Custom Publishing