A MOMENT IN TIME
March 22 - May 11, 2014
Nature and landscape painter Kristina Maus works in finely detailed acrylics, watercolours and pencil drawings. She has used her creativity and her technical prowess to illustrate seven books, to teach art for 24 years, and to produce a body of work that celebrates her passion for the natural world. Now retired, Maus has had more time to devote to forest walks on her Brant Township property, to hiking along the Bruce Trail, and to exploring country roads throughout Bruce County. In turn, connecting with nature in this way inspires her paintings of flowers,
foliage, rocky shores, and the changing seasons of rural Ontario.
Maus records these treasures with her camera, using the photographic studies later as reference in her studio. Merging her formidable drawing skills with her reverence for her subject matter, it is the emotional impact of this connection to nature that Maus captures in her painting. A birch tree illuminated by the winter sun, or the quiet eternity of a lake’s blue surface, strike deep chords for audiences that share Maus’s love for the land.