Custom Portraits by Maria Waye

Do you enjoy the  Finer  Finest things in life?  

You enjoy the finer things in life. You appreciate good food and nice stuff. But most of all, you enjoy the finest things in life, such as 

- The love you feel gazing into your child's eyes

- The joy you find in the ordinary

- The warmth of your dearest one's smile

- The beauty of a delicate rose 

You value the finest things in life, and what you own reflects your values — especially the art on your walls.

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You want beautiful art that you love and enjoy, every time you see it.  

You want guests to compliment your good taste.

You want art that brings you warmth and comfort.

You want  hand-painted  ♥heart-painted♥ art from an artist you trust, who cares and understands your needs.    

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By the way, my name is Maria Waye, an artist in Canada. My art is all about bringing you more of life's finest things:

- Love: My art is infused with love for people, nature, creativity and life.

 - Joy: I truly enjoy making art, and I believe my art carries this joyful energy into your life.

- Warmth: My art radiates warmth, emotion and "the human touch". I paint from my heart.

- Beauty: My art helps people see beauty in themselves, in others, and in the world.

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What my portraits bring to your life:

- Butterflies in your stomach as you gaze at this cherished art of your loved ones

- Natural, flattering likeness to bring out your best

- You get fresh, creative, original art that delights you, instead of a mere copy of your photo

- Soulful art made with my lifelong passion of drawing people  

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What my floral/ botanical paintings bring to your life:

- Delightful colors that brighten your space

- The thrill of discovering exquisite beauty in flowers and plants my constant obsessions

- Carefree bliss of the spontaneous, flowing brushstrokes

- Poetic and captivating works of art that your guests will compliment

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My Story: How I lost and rediscovered the finest things in life

The first moment I fell in love with art was when my mom taught me to draw a stick person. I was excited to see that crayons could make people! I started drawing all kinds of faces and poses.

I grew up in Hong Kong, a crowded urban city. Here is the neighborhood where I used to live:

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When I was 10, my family and I moved to Canada. I was amazed to see a huge expanse of blue sky and beautiful flowers everywhere. This was where my love of nature began.

I felt awkward in high school and college. I was nerdy and uncool. I desperately wished I could be pretty and fashionable like my peers. I spent lunch breaks hiding in the bathroom. 

After graduating art college with awards, I felt lost. I was so used to being a good student and daughter, doing what I was told, that I never learned to have my own thoughts and decisions.

Without a clear direction, I drifted into boring jobs. I drifted into spending money, time and energy trying to be pretty and fit in, thinking it would make me happy. I finally got approval from others, but I felt empty inside.

It took years to realize that the finest things in life are not having the right clothes, status, good looks or people's approval, but inner peace and happiness, and my relationships with my loved ones.

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I started working with a wonderful therapist, who helped me rediscover the little girl inside - the girl who loves to draw for its own sake. I realized that my uniqueness and vision is what brings value to people.

My art is now dedicated to helping others enjoy the finest things in life.

Today I am thankful to all my art collectors, who let me lift their spirits with my art.

Let my art bring YOU more enjoyment of the finest things in life!

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