The Avenue Gallery’s uncanny ability to connect clients with just the right work of art is one of their most invaluable skills. As an artist, each painting I create is sourced solely from my own experiences and memories which makes them feel very personal and sometimes almost private. It is a wonderful feeling to know that The Avenue Gallery takes such great care in placing each painting and it is my hope that my paintings will bring beauty and joy into the homes and offices where they live. I am honored to have my work as a part of The Avenue Gallery’s fine collection. ~ Maria Josenhans

A passionate landscape painter, Maria Josenhans creates oil paintings both outdoors on location and in her North Vancouver studio. Maria considers the landscape as her garden, a place of connecting with beauty that gives rise to something new and reaches beyond daily concerns. Whether it is a grand vista or an intimate pool by a stream, her aim is not to have the viewer experience what she sees and feels, but to create a space that shares a tender tribute to the ordinary.

As an artist for more than three decades, Maria's career has been shaped by long periods of immersion in large format photography, championship highland dancing, teaching and traveling the world. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and continues to take part in Invitational Plein Air events both nationally and abroad. Maria holds Senior Signature Status (SFCA) with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Her work is in corporate and private collections throughout North America, Europe and Japan.