Maria DeSimone Prascak's Profile

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HEY THERE! Welcome to Maria's Ideas ART! I am Maria DeSimone Prascak. www.MariasIdeas.com I have been painting and creating art as long as I can remember. I thought everyone spent countless hours with their parents,& grandparents, siblings and relatives encouraged and inspired by all they knew about art!

In 1982 I opened a shop in Pittsburgh, PA making custom hand drawn greeting cards, signs, air-brushed rhinestone jackets & clothing. The business was successful for 11 years but I had a hand injury. After weeks of physical therapy, my hand began to heal. I HAD to return to my art and rethink my career!

I decided to fulfill a childhood fantasy of painting BIG! I painted murals in a friend's home,and was instantly hired to paint for others.

By day I am very busy designing and painting murals…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 9
  • Joined November 6, 2008

Favorite materials

Acrylics, all paints, color pencil, paper mache, beads, vintage items, sparkly things, repurposed items, salvage finds

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About

HEY THERE! Welcome to Maria's Ideas ART! I am Maria DeSimone Prascak. www.MariasIdeas.com I have been painting and creating art as long as I can remember. I thought everyone spent countless hours with their parents,& grandparents, siblings and relatives encouraged and inspired by all they knew about art!

In 1982 I opened a shop in Pittsburgh, PA making custom hand drawn greeting cards, signs, air-brushed rhinestone jackets & clothing. The business was successful for 11 years but I had a hand injury. After weeks of physical therapy, my hand began to heal. I HAD to return to my art and rethink my career!

I decided to fulfill a childhood fantasy of painting BIG! I painted murals in a friend's home,and was instantly hired to paint for others.

By day I am very busy designing and painting murals it's been my full time career for the past 20+ years. My murals can be found in and around the Pittsburgh area.

My murals have been featured in numerous TV news shows, magazine publications,newspaper articles etc. I work with many designers & builders on residential & commercial projects. I have taught art classes in the past,and hope to again in the future.

I believe it is very important to encourage others to use their creativity & share it with the world. I'm active in my community revitalization programs donating my time painting murals in empty store windows in an effort to attract new business. I guess you can say "I'm painting the town?" It seems to be working!

For many years my clients have been asking for other types of art. Every chance I get am painting on canvas & salvaged items. I enjoy treasure hunting for vintage items to incorporate into my own creations. My favorite subjects to paint are animals & nature, My dreams have also inspired some of my paintings available here.

My other Etsy shops:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/raspberryrobin is filled with Vintage Treasures & Found objects and Mixed Media art supplies!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/airbrushmariasideas custom airbrushed t-shirts/apparel & art.

I am SO GRATEFUL to all of my clients, (and new customers) who have supported my art over the past 34 years- it truly is a dream come true...to be successful with my art!

www.MariasIdeas.com 35 years in business- same name- same phone number!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Maria
Maria's Ideas ART

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