From day one, Paris France born designer Maria Curcic was always
interested in the arts. Upon moving to Canada she pursued her
creative nature and majored in drawing at ACAD (Alberta College of
Art and Design) and then continued to Mount Royal College where she received a diploma in Interior Design.
Her work is in the collection of the Alberta Foundation For the Arts.
For over 10 years she produced her own art events which supported various organizations in Calgary, Alberta.
Maria is currently living In Victoria, British Columbia) where she continues to produce her work.
The most noticeable aspect in most of my work is the vibrant color. I began creating abstract cityscapes in art school in the late 1980’s, and have continued to include the theme in many of my works to this day. The infusion of color into what tends to be drab, man-made architecture provides a whimsical view of what the world could look like given a brighter palette.
My abstract works are less structured, but equally vibrant, providing splashes of color that I hope will grab and hold the viewer’s attention. The work is timeless, fun and complex enough to provide fresh stimulation with each viewing.
Much of the work is acrylic, though oils provide for a smoother, more ethereal look in some of the pieces. I always start with a blank canvas, but never a blank mind. I am constantly involved in the design process, through art and millinery, and painting provides a wonderful avenue to share my joy of creating.