Celebrating 37 Years in Business!
Hand Painted with Imagination!
ART SHOWS schedule
MARCH 1-10, 2019
Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show upper level, booth #3138 downtown.
Nov. 3 & 4, 2018
Wings & Wildlife Art Show www.aviary.org/artshow
Nov. 16-18, 2018
Gtr. Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular
( Monreoville Convention Ctr.)
Nov. 27 thru Nov. 29, 2018
US Steel Tower
600 Grant St. lower level near food court
About the Artist
Maria DeSimone Prascak is a self- taught artist best known for her custom murals and fine art in her home town of Pittsburgh, PA. Her art is described as enchanting, colorful, imaginative and aesthetically pleasing. Painting professionally since 1982 she’s had the opportunity to apply a variety of mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, airbrushing and mixed media. Influenced by her client’s requests the subject matter varies from landscapes, imaginary, architectural to wildlife, nature and pets motivating her to learn different techniques for example, realistic, trompe loeil, impressionistic, imaginary, expressionistic, whimsical, and old world styles.
Over 450 feet of Maria’s murals can be seen throughout Sarris Candies in Canonsburg, PA. and multiple areas of The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, numerous local restaurants cafes, homes and businesses.
Maria’s art is sold online, at local art shows, sole exhibits and the gift shops at the National Aviary. She was the featured artist for the Aviary’s Wings & Wildlife Art Show 2017.
Featured on local tv, radio and a variety of publications her art is current often influenced by her life. She is active in local communities “giving back” aiming to inspire others through her work and teaching classes.
Passionate about art since childhood as she wrote and illustrated her own books and created art, she was determined to become a full time artist. Maria is immersed in art and works closely with her client’s bringing their ideas to life.
See the link to the left: BUY MY ART
Maria use only quality materials, low VOC latex & acrylic paints to produce my art. Maria's Ideas is fully insured.
Maria was honored as an exclusive member of NAPEW (National Association of Professional & Executive Women) and added to the 2007-2008 Registry For "Women Of Excellence". Named "Woman of the Year," selected from thousands of women in my field. Honorees are chosen based on outstanding accomplishments, leadership and service and will nationally represent their industry in the "Women of Excellence" Registry. Also a Professional Level Member of the National Internet Directory for Muralists.
See the PRESS page to see where my art has been featured over the years!
On the site of the mural I restored for South Side Local Development Co. on the historic South Side Flats at East Carson St. & 12 St.
High above the fireplace, this is one of those jobs that made me
wish I had wings!
Painting the patio mural at Lucca Ristorante in Shadyside
are the greatest compliment I can receive
for tons received over the past 37 years!
Check out my husband's art too!
LIVE painting at Night in the Tropics National Aviary 2016
My art on 3 billboards around Pittsburgh !!!
LIVE painting Night in the Tropics
National Aviary 2017
LIVE painting Night in the Tropics National Aviary 2018
In my booth at Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, I've been exhibiting there for over 12 years.