Maya Eventov was born in 1964 in Leningrad, in the former Soviet Union. At a very young age she was introduced by her parents to the great artistic treasures of St. Petersburg. Maya spent countless hours at her favourite Hermitage museum studying the works of great masters, especially those of the post-impressionist period and Russian avant-gardism. The palette of such artists as Matisse, Gauguin and Renoir greatly influenced her interpretation of colour. Maya derived her sense of balance and composition from the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzki and Kazimir Malevich and learned the value of detail and light from the works of old masters.
She loves the rich, bold and bright colors of the Mediterranean and often portrays scenes from her travels in her paintings. Maya’s style of impasto painting is easily recognizable. An intense depth of colour is achieved through the progressive blending of paint using a succession of different sized palette knives. The texture derived from this process truly mimics the curled and knotted surface of her signature tree-scapes. A varnished finish on the finished canvas imparts an alluring sheen.