original for sale
pastel on colourfix paper 67cm x 47cm

Elena Oleniuc Fine Art Award
Excellence in Fine Art
SoJie 21, May 2013

Special Recognition Award
SoJie 21, May 2013

Highly Commended 2012 ocean shores art expo
this is the first in a series of works inspired by the gemfields in western qld
At night we would sit around the table after a hards day renovating and creating art on the caravans, the Milky Way shone through the shed doorway shining like jewels in the sky.


sapphire, night, pastel, still life, maria paterson, original art, tea pot, table, lamp

Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 2 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful pastel work Maria! Straight to favourites, and like much of your work, I will return and return and return to it, just to drool with admiration!

  • Oh my, thank you lynda you pay me a great compliment

    – maria paterson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 2 years ago

    Gosh Maria – wonderful details & colour – I can’t believe what you have done with the pattern on the tablecloth!

  • Thanks so much Terri, I didn’t think too much about it (tablecloth) or I wouldn’t of painted it!

    – maria paterson

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    oh exquisite, beautiful, delicate work Maria! wow! :)

  • Thank you so much karin

    – maria paterson

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    billiant work maria … I see gemfield inspiration in the teapot colours and patterns … the detail in the feathers and tablecloth speaks to your artistic and creative perfectionism!

  • Thanks so much carol and I love how you picked up on the gems, deep blue is also a colour that sapphires can be..

    – maria paterson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    Wow Maria, I could just study it for hours, between the patterns and the textures you’ve created it is quite amazing. Wonderful work.

  • Thank you so much Jim I’m glad you enjoyed my work

    – maria paterson

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckalmost 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous Maria, so smooth with beautiful night colors!

  • Hi niki, thank you for that lovely comment

    – maria paterson

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 2 years ago

    wow… I thought this was a photograph!~

  • Thanks so much heather

    – maria paterson

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 2 years ago

    Oh what a night !! Lovely Maria

  • Thank you Michell:)

    – maria paterson

  • Martha Mitchell
    Martha Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

    I love this still life – so beautifully done! Great composition and amazing detail!

  • Thanks so much martha

    – maria paterson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, such detail, great light and color!

  • Thank you Cindy, much appreciated

    – maria paterson

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