About Maria Petroff

Maria Petroff is a contemporary self-taught artist living in Montreal, Canada. After finishing her studies in Business administration, Maria got back to her childhood passion – painting, and decided to pursue her career in art. 

The artist is inspired by big Masters of social realism while developing her own style. She likes to paint people who marked our history whether they are politicians, scientists, artists, philosophers or even fictional characters. She believes that realistic portraiture allows to show the character’s feelings and emotions in the most efficient way. Most of her paintings are spiced up with light humour with no intention to offend anyone. Large scale scene paintings are the artist’s favourite. 

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