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Fine Art by Mariana P.

Puslinch-based self-taught artist who enjoys working with acrylics, using a combination of texture and color. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Applied Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Professional Engineer designation. 


Her latest acrylic paintings are a clear reflection of her passion for astronomy and space exploration and are her own interpretation of nebulae (giant clouds of dust and gases in outer space), mostly based on photos captured by NASA's telescopes.  


Open your mind, look at the big picture, and never stop being curious. 

We need to open our minds to help us contemplate unexpected​ explanations to yet to be answered questions. 

Our world is not just a city, a country or a continent, we live in a giant universe in a relatively tiny rock, where everything is interconnected and seems to always want to be balanced. Looking at the big picture helps us keep that in mind. This is symbolized in the paintings by including a range of very small to very large elements. Large elements and their effects are the stars and the warp gravity makes in the mesh of space-time around them, explained by General Relativity. Small elements are pa​rticles from nano to micro and their quantum behavior (bubble chamber-like markings; DNA code, chromosome shapes, cell shapes). It is also a reminder that we are yet to discover a mathematical explanation to these two very small and very large worlds as one interconnected universe. 

That leads to the last part of the message. Because we have yet to discover and explain so many things it is important that we never stop being curious. In some of the paintings technical drawing frame and the unintelligible signature for "The Designer" are included as a symbol of curiosity, because "The Search" has kept us on the road for discovery and technological advancement/innovation. In other paintings a means of transportation is included for the same reason.


A more abstract version of "Quantum to Cosmos" paintings are also part of her work to simply state the importance of looking at the big picture; these are also acrylic paintings of nebulae/galaxy tails but not from real life pictures.


Abstract Landscapes are part of her art portfolio as well, their purpose is to evoke feelings of serenity/peacefulness in the observer. 


Feel free to give her a call if you are looking for a custom sized piece, or a piece with specific colors.