Elizabeth Koval Maffeo
is a freelance artist who, for nearly 20 years, has
been capturing the tranquil spirituality of nature
in her work. Using a watercolor/ gouache technique,
each of her paintings radiates from a central, multifaceted
theme with vivid color and sublime texture.
“In my art, I embrace and entwine my Japanese
heritage with my love for photography and nature by
producing images that capture the essence of cultural
mystique and symbolism through extremely realistic
Elizabeth’s art is conceived in a serial format
with an in-depth thematic focus. Her diverse love
for symbolism, fantasy and dream imagery pervades
Kimono Seasons (series of 5) - This
series integrates the subtlety of Eastern lore with
the vibrancy of Western realism to create stunning
and graceful “moments of heart and inner being”
through the central symbolic theme of kimono tapestries.
Beauty Of The Bonsai (series of 4)
- This work represents the solemn dignity of the bonsai
and the ancient spirit of discipline that dwells within
and without its peaceful countenance.
Tangu No Sekku (individual) - May
5th is the celebration of Boys Day in Japan. The passing
of the torch across generations is theme to “Tangu
No Sekku”, a traditional oriental piece that
makes audible the unspoken words on a holiday outing.
Here, we see the ancient Japanese fascination with
the kite, but even more importantly the bringing of
a father and son together in a special moment of kinship.
Elizabeth Koval’s work is currently being shown
in various locations in California, both as note cards
and as limited edition Giclee prints. Each print comes
with a “Certificate of Authenticity” and
a guide to the symbolism represented within. Please
visit her website Kovaldesigns.com to see various
other works that have not gone into print yet.