Maria Smirnova ´brush tales´
I paint and draw since I remember myself. But it wasn’t the defining thing when I was choosing future profession.
Since graduating Polytechnical University in St.Petersburg (Russia) I have been working for several years in the energy sector. But art went back to my life from time to time. I was training academical drawing and tried different medias.
Two years ago I’ve rediscovered the world of watercolor. Day by day I was trying to tame this complicated technique.
Now I live and make my watercolor paintings in Paris.
Everything is constantly changing. But sometimes we simply need to take a pause and look around.
Almost every painting I’ve made is about light, about something instant, flash slipping away. I make my work to freeze the moment, show it, share it , and make it longer.
I’m still learning, and it doesn’t mean only improvement of techniques but it is searching for new materials and instruments as well. And I may say Escoda products is one of my finds. Brushes of the PERLA series are perfect for painting details and as easy to handle, as aesthetically pleasing.