MariasIdeasArt

Fine Art, Original Paintings & Prints, Custom Murals

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 488 Sales

MariasIdeasArt

Fine Art, Original Paintings & Prints, Custom Murals

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 488 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(136)

Announcement   Welcome! I custom, hand paint a work of art especially for YOU! I've been painting professionally for the past 36 years same phone number, same business name Maria's Ideas and phone number. Check out my website too: www.MariasIdeas.com

You can click on my name to read my bio.
Since childhood, my favorite subjects to paint have always been animals, birds and the magic of the natural world. I hope to inspire others through my art, to respect wildlife and nature and discover the wonderful world that Mother Nature provides. Being the featured artist for the National Aviary Wings & Wildlife Art Show 2017 is an honor, and dream come true as I celebrate 36 years in business!

The subject matter for my art varies, I use different mediums to create my art. I'm grateful to be earning a living thru my art, and thrilled to know others enjoy it!

MY MURALS on walls and canvas. All custom design and painted by me for my clients. I work closely with clients to create a unique space. Murals painted directly on walls are only available within 35 miles of downtown Pittsburgh. I also paint murals on canvas and ship to you for you to install easily with paste or have your local wallpaper hanger install for you.

MY PAINTINGS , Fine Art original paintings are created with professional grade artist acrylics on gallery wrapped stretched canvas, I also work with watercolors, pen and ink and various mediums.

MY MIXED MEDIA paintings embellished with vintage treasures such as buttons, jewelry, crystals & found objects adding dimension and texture, making each painting a one-of-a-kind unique work of art.

I AM INSPIRED MOSTLY BY WILDLIFE AND NATURE, BUT I PAINT WHAT MOVES ME...OFTEN ONCE I BEGIN A PIECE IT TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN...I GO WITH THE FLOW WITH EXCITEMENT NOT KNOWING WHAT WILL DEVELOP!

To see public places in Pittsburgh where you can view my work please visit my website: www.MariasIdeas.com

My art is also available in the 2 gift shops at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA!
www.aviary.org I was also the featured artist at the National Aviary's Wings & Wildlife Art Show 2017

Thank you stopping by...I appreciate your visit.
please feel free to contact me with questions!

May you smile as you view my art!

Maria

Check out my other shops:

Upcycled art & Vintage Treasures & Unique Art Supplies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/raspberryrobin

Airbrushed Custom Tshirts & Wearable art!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/airbrushmariasideas

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2018

Welcome! I custom, hand paint a work of art especially for YOU! I've been painting professionally for the past 36 years same phone number, same business name Maria's Ideas and phone number. Check out my website too: www.MariasIdeas.com

You can click on my name to read my bio.
Since childhood, my favorite subjects to paint have always been animals, birds and the magic of the natural world. I hope to inspire others through my art, to respect wildlife and nature and discover the wonderful world that Mother Nature provides. Being the featured artist for the National Aviary Wings & Wildlife Art Show 2017 is an honor, and dream come true as I celebrate 36 years in business!

The subject matter for my art varies, I use different mediums to create my art. I'm grateful to be earning a living thru my art, and thrilled to know others enjoy it!

MY MURALS on walls and canvas. All custom design and painted by me for my clients. I work closely with clients to create a unique space. Murals painted directly on walls are only available within 35 miles of downtown Pittsburgh. I also paint murals on canvas and ship to you for you to install easily with paste or have your local wallpaper hanger install for you.

MY PAINTINGS , Fine Art original paintings are created with professional grade artist acrylics on gallery wrapped stretched canvas, I also work with watercolors, pen and ink and various mediums.

MY MIXED MEDIA paintings embellished with vintage treasures such as buttons, jewelry, crystals & found objects adding dimension and texture, making each painting a one-of-a-kind unique work of art.

I AM INSPIRED MOSTLY BY WILDLIFE AND NATURE, BUT I PAINT WHAT MOVES ME...OFTEN ONCE I BEGIN A PIECE IT TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN...I GO WITH THE FLOW WITH EXCITEMENT NOT KNOWING WHAT WILL DEVELOP!

To see public places in Pittsburgh where you can view my work please visit my website: www.MariasIdeas.com

My art is also available in the 2 gift shops at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA!
www.aviary.org I was also the featured artist at the National Aviary's Wings & Wildlife Art Show 2017

Thank you stopping by...I appreciate your visit.
please feel free to contact me with questions!

May you smile as you view my art!

Maria

Check out my other shops:

Upcycled art & Vintage Treasures & Unique Art Supplies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/raspberryrobin

Airbrushed Custom Tshirts & Wearable art!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/airbrushmariasideas

Maria DeSimone Prascak

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About

Childhood dream of becoming an artist comes true!

Welcome to Maria's Ideas ART!
I have been passionate about art my entire life, sharing my experiences & hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams is one reason for creating my art & this shop. One of the most exciting things to me as a child was a new box of crayons and paper. I was fortunate my dad Dan, was an incredible artist who taught me techniques at an early age, and throughout my life. I studied art in high school, lucky to have a fabulous art teacher who was an inspirational artist, teacher and mentor, good thing since my in my senior year my high school counselor told me- his exacts words: " you will never make it, you have long fingers, learn to type and be a secretary" now I have nothing against that, except I was SO passionate for art, and very accomplished by that time, I REFUSED to allow him to squash my dreams, beside failure was NOT an option!!! Inspired by many creative family members including my mom Anne, I was encouraged to begin an art career at the age of 19!

I opened my retail shop, Maria's Ideas, perched on the South Side Slopes in 1982. Started making custom hand drawn greetings cards, custom signs, illustration work, air brushed t-shirts & clothing, rhinestone jackets & more. After 10 years of air brushing, often up to 12 hours a day, I developed chronic tendonitis in my right hand and was forced to quit using my air brush.

I was not sure what to do next - but I had faith that I would figure it out, I DID know it would involve art-somehow? I dove into books about painting BIG... murals, taught myself to paint on a much larger scale, picked up my brushes and never looked back.

I absolutely love painting murals. I am grateful and appreciative of everyone who has supported my art for the past 32 years. Transforming rooms, creating spaces for clients and making them happy is very fulfilling. Embellishing a home, office, canvas with a trompe l'oeil mural or decorative painting gives my artistic energy a chance to soar! I am inspired by my appreciation for nature, gardening, historic architecture, & other artists work in addition to my life experiences.

I estimate, research, design and paint each project. I enjoy the challenge of custom color matching required in all projects. Working closely with my clients, together we develop unique ideas. Many murals include personalized touches giving interest or special meaning to their finished artwork. A full color mock up and job agreement is presented to each client for approval before the project begins. I have successfully taken on a variety of technically difficult jobs, which include luxurious baths, kitchens, dining rooms, children's rooms, game rooms, ceilings and balconies.

My art takes me into many incredible homes in and around Pittsburgh, giving me the opportunity to work with fascinating people. Featured in designer show houses, local television shows, newspapers and national magazines, my work has introduced me to designers, architects and builders on commercial jobs and many wonderful clients for the numerous residential jobs. Go to the Press page for client list and public places where you can find some of my murals on my website: www.MariasIdeas.com

BUT...... I always have ideas twirling around in my head , and the urge to creative my own art inspired me to open this Etsy shop where I can share my creations and hopefully inspire others! In addition to painting the murals, I accept commissions for CUSTOM ART, MURALS ON CANVAS, AND ON YOUR WALLS IF YOU ARE LOCAL IN PITTSBURGH. WEDDING AND PARTY QUEST BOOK ALTERNATIVES, PAINTINGS, GIFT BOXES, REPURPOSED ART, PARTY GIFTS, SIGNS.......

Paintings on stretched canvas which can be framed or unframed, canvas murals which are applied to walls or ceilings, making them removable. I also make unique mixed media art repurposed art, incorporating vintage items, upcycled and found objects. I use only quality materials, low VOC latex & acrylic paints to produce my art. Maria's Ideas is fully insured.

I was honored as an exclusive member of NAPEW (National Association of Professional & Executive Women) and added to the 2007-2008 Registry For "Women Of Excellence". Named "Woman of the Year," selected from thousands of women in my field. Honorees chosen based on outstanding accomplishments, leadership and service and will nationally represent their industry in the "Women of Excellence" Registry. I am also a Professional Level Member of the National Internet Directory for Muralists.
Association and the Hilltop Economic Development Corporation, working with the HEDC in their efforts to revitalize the neighborhood and business district.

So, if you are searching for something special, custom, personalized and hand made contact me, or perhaps you may like one of my creations in the shop ready to purchase.

Thanks for stopping by, remember dreams CAN come true with hard work, passion and the faith to try! I hope my art makes you smile and perhaps inspires you too!

Maria

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    Owner

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Last updated on October 31, 2018
Thank you for viewing my art! I am grateful and feel blessed to be creating artwork for all to see. I appreciate your visit and welcome comments.

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
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  • Sofort
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Items can be returned for Refund less 20% of item total. if items are returned in SAME CONDITION as when I shipped, MUST be returned within 7 days of original date shipped out from seller. Buyer pays for shipping and handling to and from. Only a partial refund/or no refund depending on extent of damage, to be determined by seller once item is received from buyer. Keep in mind that all computers display color differently. I do my best to describe each item and show all 5 photos available. Items returned because customer did not take time to read description will also be charged 20% restocking fee plus all S&H. Items CANCELLED due to customer changing their mind, or wrong size ( because they did not read the item description) are subject to a fee equal to 10% of the item cost. Maria's Ideas packs orders within an hour of the order. There is time and expense in packing the artwork. We do not charge much for the shipping, but can not afford to spend time and money packing and unpacking items that were purchased and cancelled due to a customer changing their mind.
Keep in mind every computer displays color differently,
Payment
You can PAY through ETSY Direct Checkout OR PAYPAL with a credit card without having a PayPal account! Payment is due within 2 days of order confirmation.
Shipping
Orders are shipped to the address on your ETSY receipt. I usually ship 24-48 hours after receiving confirmed payment.
International buyers are responsible for any and all customs fees due upon delivery of the package, shipping paid to Maria's Ideas Art is for carriage, not customs fees that do vary depending on what country you're in.