Maya Eventov Artist Donates Painting
for First Responder Covid-19 Heros
If you’re looking for a way to say “Thank you” to a Covid-19 hero who has made a difference in your life or in the life of someone you especially care about, Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass in Safety Harbor has just the thing.
Internationally acclaimed artist Maya Eventov donates this incredible painting worth $1500 to be given to the winner of a special drawing at Syd Entel Galleries (Featured LEFT). The Galleries have framed Maya’s painting with beautiful custom framing, and it will be presented to the winner of a special Covid-19 Hero drawing that will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Syd Entel Galleries on Main Street in Safety Harbor. An exhibition of Maya Eventov’s work will be featured at the Galleries through August.
Monday, Aug. 3, is the deadline to submit names along with a description of your Covid-19 hero for a chance to win the beautiful 3-dimension palette knife acrylic still life painting that the artist has donated as a special reward for one of the dedicated caregivers, nurses, doctors, first responders, EMT’s and other health care providers who have worked so tirelessly to help those suffering with Covid-19.
“During this difficult time for our communities and for the world at large, I would like to give back as a thank you for the efforts of our dedicated caregivers, nurses, doctors, first responders, EMT’s and other health care providers,” Maya says. “They work so tirelessly to help all of those suffering with Covid-19, and it’s my hope that my painting will show them just how much they are appreciated. Beauty and nature will always prevail.”
Maya Eventov’s colorful paintings are characterized by a thick application of acrylic paint using a selection of different sized palette knives. The paint is applied as both blended and pure colors. Smaller knives are used to create depth and detail in her paintings. She then uses a series of varnishes designed to create a wet paint effect.
Maya Eventov grew up in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union. St. Petersburg, as it is now known, is a city fabled for its beauty and culture. Her parents introduced her to the great artistic treasures of the city, and she spent countless hours at the magnificent Hermitage Museum studying the works of great masters. The works of the post-impressionists and those of the Russian Avant-Garde especially fascinated her. The palette of Matisse and Gauguin affected her interpretation of color, while Rodchenko and Malevich influenced her sense of balance and composition.
She creates Mediterranean themed landscapes, where her scenes are imaginary and idealized striving to capture the joyous freedom of a bright blue sky and quiet cafes. She also creates works where the scene is reminiscent of rural landscapes in North America. These paintings are executed using a special palette knife and imitate a mosaic technique.
“My works speak of my feelings of happiness, I love to paint, it feels great and I hope my art is a way to transfer this positive energy and wonderful feeling to others, the artist says. “I want to share the warmth of the afternoon, the smell of the exotic flowers and the sensuous taste of the ripe fruit with the viewer. Wander with me through the roads of Tuscany or come enjoy a quiet moment in a romantic setting somewhere in Spain.”
Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass is located at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor. The Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information, contact Linda Gagliostro by calling 727-725-1808 or [email protected] You can also visit their website at www.sydentelgalleries.com