Close

Maria DeSimone Prascak's Profile

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 currently very busy designing and…

Read more

  • 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

Shop

MariasIdeasArt
Original Paintings & Prints, Custom Murals...

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 currently very busy designing and painting murals it's been my full time career for the past 24 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, PET portraits too. My dreams have also inspired some of my paintings available here.

My other Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/raspberryrobin is filled with Vintage Treasures & Found objects and Mixed Media art SUPPLIES!

I am SO GRATEFUL to all of my clients, (and new customers) who have supported my art over the past 32 years- it truly is a dream come true...to be successful with my art!

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

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?