Room screens with Airbrush designs

Room screens with airbrush designs on canvas are a form of decorative art. Together with my husband, we made several of these room screens. The first screens were made in 2002. My husband built the pine or mahogany frames and added a piece of driftwood on top, a nice finishing touch! I cut stencils in the forms of various organic subjects, such as: stones, butterflies, fish, leaves, microscopic organisms.

The stencil images were airbrushed with acrylic paint. Then the canvas was covered with a layer of varathane

Since the 1970’s, I have made many in-depth discoveries in different art mediums. My main medium is Printmaking; this is something that comes through in much of my artwork.

One of the first room screens with airbrush designs that we made was for the large open doorway between my Gallery and my Studio. This room screen is the largest we made and has just two panels. The organic images represent microscopic organisms.

In addition to my Gallery/Studio room screen, we completed a couple that were commissioned works. Others were purchased from my Gallery.

During the attack on the Twin Towers in NYC, in 2011, I happened to be starting a new room screen

The canvas background had been painted, but the theme had not yet been decided.

Listening to the dreadful reports on the radio, I couldn’t help but feel lost and overwhelmed. My theme became a tribute to this sad disaster, one of rocks and debris falling.

As time went on, I removed the canvas panels, from the main frames of the divider. They were nailed to the shed door outside and there they remain. With the seasons, they have lost so much colour, and definition. But to my mind this is a fitting place for them to be- in the elements.

These room screens with airbrush designs were made between 2002-2012

During the early part of this room screen making period, I was using a digital camera to photograph the finished works. With my upgrades in cameras and computers, over the years, some of the images have disappeared. Sadly I have no record of some of the room screens that we made 

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Hi. I'm Maija.

Producer of one of a kind fabrics, I am a Visual/Textile Artist at MaiTribe Studio Gallery, in central Ontario, Canada.

My life and art have been inspired by my travels  to countries such as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bali and India.

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