Warmth. Joy. Full of life. These are the elements that make Mariah Kaminsky’s portraits and murals breathtaking. One of six children, Mariah was born and raised in northern Indiana. Her artistic instinct was evident at an early age, as Mariah’s keen eye for detail is in her genes. Her Great Great Grandfather was a glass etcher from Alsace Lorraine, her father is a mechanical engineer and mother a constant creative inspiration. Mariah has pursued her artistic aspirations with the unyielding support of her family. A graduate of Ball State University’s Design/Technical Theatre program, Mariah’s work as a scenic artist at playhouses in Indiana and Maine developed her skill for artistic detail. After moving to Durango, Colorado in 2001, Durango Custom Works, (a collaboration with her husband), allowed Mariah the opportunity to apply her scenic experience to private residences, businesses and restaurants. Her decorative painting, faux finishes, and murals transform non-descript walls into portals to another space or time. In 2010 Mariah embarked on her own endeavor, Mariah Kaminsky Fine Art, llc. A member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society and an internationally recognized master oil painter, Mariah’s portraits are her most riveting and compelling works. She has studied with modern day masters and continues to hone her skills with classical oil portrait training. Children’s portraits are particularly close to her heart. “I am fascinated by the innocence and joy in children. Their clear, open eyes take in everything around them.” Mariah and her husband live in Durango, CO with their Saint Bernard dog, Edward and cat, Harry. When not immersed in her artwork she hikes and travels as much as possible.
Mariah's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mariah's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Mariah's Past Work
These are images of past work that Mariah has done.