Though Maria loves reworking old master art, she is most inspired by artists who, like her, combine bold colors and realism. Artists who inspire Brushstroke Art by Maria Ivanova include David Hockney, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, and her own instructors, Harold Gregor and Kenneth Holder. Paintings by these artists are not just brightly colored; rather, their paintings feature bright complementary and primary colors, along with other unifiers, to pull distant segments of the art together so that the painting functions as a whole.
As an art consultant, Maria Ivanova was hired to help clients purchase quality art with investment potential. Good art is both challenging and unique. Maria strives for beautiful, perfectly structured art featuring a kind of realism that looks truly distinct.
Maria has an interest in updating old master themes and giving them a modern edge. Throughout her career, she has tried to update old themes with an intriguing, modern twist. She also shows a touch of impressionism in her work.