Maya Eventov was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, under the former Soviet Union. At a young age, she was introduced to art history and visual arts, and in her passion and pursuit studied some great works at Hermitage Museum. Eventov developed her unique style and etching technique after being inspired as a child from her visits to the museum.
Graduating with a master’s degree in Graphic Art, she took an interest in Post- impressionists and Russian Avant-garde. She began illustrating children’s books shortly after graduation, and took part in creating murals for concert halls in Moscow, Leningrad, Ervan, and Komsomolska-na-Amure.
Eventov immigrated to Canada in 1990 were she now resides. While living in Canada, her style has taken a new turn while being influenced by nature. Her paintings are consistent of rich, bold and bright colors, which often depict scenes from her travels. Much of Eventov’s work is a series of colourful, textured birch trees, hydrangeas, and abstract paintings.