- Contact Name
- Kristina Maus
Inspired by her respect and affection for the natural world, Kristina’s colourful and detailed acrylic landscapes capture unique moments in time and celebrate the forests, shorelines, gardens, hiking trails, and the ever changing seasons of rural Ontario.
Born and raised in Paris, Ontario, Kristina is a proud first generation Canadian with Lithuanian roots. She attended University of Toronto and University of Waterloo to acquire a BA in sociology, married and was promptly whisked away to rural Bruce County, to an agricultural life, where she and Jim raised three boys and farmed beef cattle. Book illustrating drew her into the art world in the 80s and she returned to school, to the University of Waterloo for a year of fine art instruction, followed by a Bachelor of Education from Western University. A successful teaching career followed as the “Art Teacher” for over twenty years for the Bluewater Board, working with youth and enjoying their energy. Now retired from that job, she is pursuing her dream of painting and drawing.
Kristina works from her home studio, just south of Paisley. She finds inspiration in everything natural, looking for the light stories everywhere, how the light touches surfaces and makes colour sing, how it illuminates ordinary views and sparks joy in the observer.
Her work is available through the Southampton Art Gallery, where she is a full time gallery member, as well as on her website: https://kristinamaus.com where you can contact her. Her art can also be seen on her public Facebook Page, Kristina Maus Art, or you can follow her on Instagram: @kristinabmaus. She is a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy and many images are inspired by Bruce Trail adventures.
She has had six solo shows, has participated in numerous local Juried and Group Shows, Paint Ontario, winning awards and recognition for her work. Her images have frequently been selected for the Bruce Trail Conservancy Calendar and she organizes Bruce Trail hike and draws, presently on hold due to the pandemic.