This body of work, "The Light From Within" is inspired by Leonard Cohen's “Anthem” - “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.” What are we to do but embrace our imperfections and let our inner light shine through, guiding our path.

The artwork is painted with acrylic, charcoal, and cold wax.  It is embellished with gold and silver leaf, and has a rusted surface underneath.  The wrapped canvas edges are finished and it comes ready to hang.

- Maya Malioutina

The Light Within: Lighthouse Angels

Acrylic, gold leaf, silver leaf, charcoal, cold wax, rust on stretched canvas

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



Maya Malioutina
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Maya

Maya’s abstract mixed-media artworks are inspired by urban imperfections–cracks in sidewalks, peeling paint, rusted metal. Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, Maya embraces the aesthetic flaws of city life, translating daily discoveries into heavily layered and textured paintings. “Some works have close to fifty layers,” she mentions. “I like to layer paint and media slowly, a little at a time.” Maya employs a neutral palette and generous applications of metallic leaf to create meditative yet sumptuous artworks, quietly enticing the viewer.