Maya Eventov was born in 1964 in Leningrad, in the former Soviet Union. Maya spent countless hours at her favorite museums at a very young age, and she began her artistic studies at the age of six. Maya graduated from the Academy in 1987 with a Master's Degree in graphic design and began work illustrating children's books.
Maya immigrated to Canada in 1990, and resides there with her husband and two children. Much of her recent work she attributes to the happy, safe and secure life she found in North America. Maya loves the rich, bold and bright colours of the Mediterranean and often portrays scenes from her travels in her landscapes and as a background for her still-lifes.
Maya's works evoke feelings of happiness, well-being and joy of life. She wants to share with you the warmth of the afternoon sun and the heat of the sidewalk, the smell of exotic flowers and the taste of ripe fruit. She wants you to wander the roads of Tuscany with her or enjoy a quiet moment in an overstuffed armchair in a romantic setting somewhere in Spain.