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Limited edition Giclee prints printed with 12 inks by digital Arts Studio, Atlanta, Georgia:

  • 450 copies

  • 15 artist's proofs

Standard dimensions:

  • 16x20" - 41x51c, on Hahnemuehle watercolor paper - 155.00$

  • 24x30" - 61x76cm - on cotton canvas, stretched - 295.00$

  • 32x41" - 81x102cm - on cotton canvas, stretched - 395.00$

  • 16x20" can also be delivered on canvas

  • non-standard sized paintings have different prices

  • other dimensions available on request.

E-mail or phone for other information and prices.  Tel.: 700-899-4610.  E-mail:  Languages:  English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.


Italian Renaissance villas and their gardens inspired architecture and gardening around the western world, and continue to inspire even today.

But it's not just architects and garden designers who are inspired.  Artists continue to be inspired by the

  • graceful lines,
  • peaceful settings,
  • balance between nature and design,
  • playful water features,
  • neo-classical sculptures.

Argentinean-Italian-American Eduardo De la Maria is an artist who is not only inspired, but determined, to fulfill his dream of painting in oils all of Italy's most famous Renaissance gardens and villas.

In the Gallery on this page, you can see images of some of the work he's already completed, along with some other examples of his beautiful artwork. 

If you like what you see, you might consider purchasing a print on museum quality watercolor paper, or on canvas to hang in your home or office.

Eduardo has another inspiration in his life:  cancer research.  Part of the profits from the sale of the prints and canvases will go to a special cancer research project Eduardo has been consumed with for at least the past decade.

Building on his cousin's research in Uruguay and Argentina, Eduardo is working with medical researchers in Mexico and the United States to study the cancer treating properties of a plant indigenous to Latin America

If all goes well, it may lead to new medicines for cancer treatment, much as the Taxol discovery of a few years ago, provided a new tool in fighting breast cancer.

Eduardo hopes the research and trials will point the way to a more humane form of cancer treatment than many of the treatments currently in use today.  Unfortunately for the patient, the current regime is most often a combination of cut, drug, radiate, and if the patient is still alive, then test for recurrence.

Sadly, President Nixon's 'War on Cancer' is no where near being won.  So all my well wishes go to Eduardo and his heroic efforts.  His biography is below.

Please enjoy his beautiful artwork!



Gallery of Paintings by Eduardo De la Maria


Mr. De la Maria is a fan of classical music.  He requested on option for gallery viewers to listen to some music while viewing his work.  Just click on the button to start the MP3 file in your Media Player.

  Maria Callas singing Puccini's 'O babbino caro', best known from the film 'A Room With A View' (The title is wrong on the file and I'm still trying to figure out how to fix it, but the song is the right one!)

  Pietro Mascagni's evocative musical Intermezzo from his opera 'Cavalleria Rusticana'














































All Gallery Images:

Copyright Eduardo De la Maria, all rights reserved




Biography by Karen Lickay-Shrewsbury, Fine Arts critic and long-time friend

Eduardo De la Maria was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His artistic education began very early when one of his grandfathers, an Architect by profession, started teaching him how to draw at the age of 5.
There were Architects in both branches of the family and a seemingly inherited genetic ability for drawing and painting. But with the exception of his brother Alfredo - who lives in Buenos Aires and is an artist of international renown  - none of the family members ever made of this form of art a profession.   (ed. Alfredo De la Maria's website)

Eduardo carried on with the family tradition by studying Architecture at the reputable Faculty of Architecture in Montevideo, Uruguay, and over that period he also attended the Academy of Fine Arts where in a couple of occasions got excellency awards.

After graduating he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where for some time he worked as an Architect for a well-established construction company. Until he realized that his creative nature would not be satisfied in an environment where economic considerations constrained artistic expression and creativity. Following some fortuitous events, Eduardo established a fine jewelry manufacturing company, in which he was then able to freely unleash his creative spirit in the design of collections in which he would make effective use of his technical education and knowledge of the artistic inheritance of different cultures. His approach was successful and appreciated from the main European capitals to the Far East and the company developed nicely.

While living in Europe, Eduardo traveled extensively throughout the world. Frequently in Italy for professional reasons and able to fluently speak its language, he got to know the country well and fell in love with its beauty, culture, idiosyncrasy and artistic inheritance. In particular with the spirit of the Italian Renaissance period, which had extraordinary expression in the princely residences and gardens built all over the country. Not foreign to this enchantment was probably also his Italian ascendance, as the name De la Maria is originally from the Veneto region.

At some point he started feeling the urge to put on canvas what his eyes were admiring during his trips, but didn't think of making of this art a profession. He started painting, dedicating his work to friends and family, and periodically did some informal presentations for a closed circle of social and business acquaintances.

The change of political regime in Spain in the mid 70's generated an intense economic and social chaos that forced many entrepreneurs to close doors and leave the country. Since the rest of Europe was then also afflicted by economic and political problems, Eduardo decided to move to the United States.

He settled in Atlanta in 1980, where for many years he kept himself busy with various entrepreneurial activities of commercial nature. Until at some point in time Eduardo went to Buenos Aires to spend some time with his brother, who was already getting growing recognition and encouraged him to start painting professionally. He took profit of the occasion to assimilate some of Alfredo's technique and have his guidance and criticism for a while. At that time he also started developing in his mind a conscious notion of what his paintings should eventually be
windows through which the viewer may look through and move into another time and space, maybe to escape the sometimes dull realities of daily existence. Objects to be kept and cherished for life.

Enthused with the feeling that he had defined a basic element to produce something of everlasting value, he started selecting the subjects of his paintings and figuring out how he would execute them to achieve the results he had in mind. He decided that his work was going to be organized in series dealing with different subjects and, going back to his traveling experiences, started working on the first to be produced, "Italian Villas and Gardens", mostly dedicated to the works of the Italian Renaissance period.


But there are a number of other series in his program, on subjects that over the years have awakened his interest as well, and on which he is presently working. He is a very versatile artist able to understand the essence and dynamics of any subject he may chose to work on.       

Eduardo depicts the subjects as they are in reality. Beside the fact that he wants his artwork to be of documentary value, he wants the viewer to experience the joy of life that he believes is at the basis of every human creation where beauty is the final scope, that can reach its maximum intensity under intense sunlight and clear skies.

In his own words: "This is my own experience since I was a child. I could feel very happy just by observing the coloring effects of intense sunlight and the blues of the sky. And that feeling could be still enhanced to a level of elation when the ambient temperature and humidity reached a point where an almost invisible haze was pre-sent as a result. Since I know now that my reaction to those elements was to a large extent the result of biochemical processes, I reached the conclusion that if I was able to make an accurate representation of them through color, I might be able to convey those sensations to whoever may look at my paintings." 

Therefore, Eduardo strives to capture the effects of sunlight and clear skies together with luminous shades. He doesn't hesitate to spend countless hours to get the precise tonalities that will define the atmospheric conditions he wants to be present, that may be different for different regions.


He believes that representing a certain subject more or less accurately is not enough. Other intangible elements must also be represented, sometimes at subliminal level, to make a painting alive even in the absence of human life representation.

He wants the viewer to feel, when looking at his paintings, the desire to be at the place depicted, to move into it. He wants the viewer to be fascinated with the beauty and reality of the subject, and to compel his or her imagination to wander, in whichever way it may. He wants his paintings to be an instrument for bringing life to a living space, but not just by contributing a note of color. If all of this is achieved, as many spontaneously say is the case, the purpose has been fulfilled and his work may be timeless.

Through his paintings Eduardo wants to share some of his life experiences with others, to document the beauty of this world and to thank God for having given us such a present  and the ability to enjoy it.

When one knows him, one may say that his soul is in his paintings.


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