Maya Gohill is an award winning artist and good friend who has relocated her LA art studio back to her hometown in Calgary, Alberta. Tonight is her grand opening, so if you are in Calgary, check it out.
Maya Gohill splashes onto the Canadian art scene
Native Calgarian returns home for debut studio opening
Calgary, ABâ€” Maya Gohill, two-time award winner from the New York Society of Illustrators, makes her Canadian debut with her studio opening in Calgary today. Maya's unique style incorporates her current ideologies with her classical-based knowledge, resulting in truly evocative spiritually-based figurative work and portraiture. Her work has been credited by the New York Society of Illustrators both in 2002 and 2001, with awards for the paintings entitled "Bingo Pyjama" and "Namaste".
Emmy award winning and Internationally acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett says, "Seeing Maya's work is like meeting an old friend, a kindred spirit. Her cast of characters breathe with the whimsy, frailty and gumption of the human experience, and, more importantly, she dares to show both the shadows and the light within her subjects".
Maya's describes her style as whimsical, magical realism. She finds much of her inspiration from the complex and interesting world around her, and the relationships within it. "Art has the potential to change perspectives in people," she says.
After several years of teaching as a tenured professor in the Los Angeles-area, Maya has recently returned to Calgary where she was born and raised. She earned her Master of Fine Art Degree in Illustration at the prestigious Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting from the University of Calgary.
The event will take place November 2, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Palette Coffeehouse, Plus 15-Level, Art Central, 100-7th Avenue SW, Calgary. This will be the first opportunity for the public to view and purchase Maya's completed paintings and drawings.
Further information about Maya and the grand opening can be found at:
LA Artist Splashes Onto Canadian Art Scene
Jeremy Gutsche — November 2, 2006 — Art & Design
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