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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ELENA MAZA

ELENA MAZA

Artist Work

Beechwood at Sunset
2010
pastel on Wallis paper
9" x 12"
Golden October Afternoon
2010
oils on panel
12" x 9"
Solomons Island Bridge
2009
oils on canvas panel
14" x 11"
Potomac Nocturne
2007
oils on board
16" x 20"
Afternoon in Weeki Wachee
2009
watercolor
14" x 11"
Azaleas at Brighton Dam
2011
oils on panel
12" x 16"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My paintings are meditations on nature, its infinite beauty, variety and richness. Finding an unusual viewpoint to convey the specialness of a place, I look for images that have depth and mystery.

Artist Bio

Elena was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the U.S. in 1961 as a result of Castro's revolution, living in New Mexico for a year until her own family arrived. A resident of the Washington area since then, she studied architecture at Catholic University, gaining her first exposure to the local arts scene working with a group of students at Walter Hopps' Washington Gallery of Modern Art. She started painting in 1970 while working as an architectural designer, and studied later at the Corcoran School of Art. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally; she has received a number of awards, including an individual artist grant from Montgomery County in 1994, and has curated exhibitions locally and in Delaware.