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Art Lessons and Commissions


Maya Korlas-Martin gives lessons in watercolour painting and drawing. Please see Art Lessons on CONTACT page for details of classes.

The original pictures are sold either framed or just mounted. Commissions are taken for House portraits, views and landscapes. The ‘on site’ watercolours are sold at price range 1800-3600 DKK. See Gallery for images, sizes and locations.


Booking for a commission are taken via e-mail or by telephone.

For more details on how to reach Maya please go to Contact page.


Åbne Atelier Døre i Gladsaxe

Date : 22 og 23 September 2018

Ahornkrogen 3, 2880, Bagsværd. DK


Maya creates her watercolours in urban surroundings and also works on her holiday trips abroad. In Denmark she normally paints in the studio as the weather is changeable, but prefers working ‘a la prima’ on site. The original watercolour painting "aux plain air" usually takes about three or four hours from sketch to the last brush stroke. Maya uses the Russian water colour paints ‘Leningrad’ (White Nights) and specialist watercolour paper. She often works on Archers, Canson, Winsor and Newton and ocasionally on Viking, original Danish make of paper. Commisioned work is taking longer, from 10 hours.







Maya Korlas-Martin is a water colour artist. She was trained for her first degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated with Master’s degree of an Architect-Artist with a highest mark for her diploma design in 1992.


Maya Korlas-Martin studied at Cambridge University in 1998-2000, graduating in 2001 with Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment. Her second degree led to her successful work as a practicing architectural assistant and architect-artist in UK in 1999-2010.


At present Maya lives in Copenhagen as her family relocated to Denmark in 2010. She studied at Studieskolen, Copenhagen, to master her Danish. Now Maya works as a freelance artist, and as an Art and English teacher.

She teaches Art both in English and Danish languages. She works for the evening schools at Aof and Fof in Gladsaxe kommune, and also in Rudesdal and Koege.

Maya works from her studio in Bagsværd, when she is painting or completing her artwork commissions.

Maya likes and knows the city architecture well, also the Copenhagen's urban life and its colourful history. She is a qualified tourist guide in Copenhagen.



The Kew Railway Bridge, London


mayakorlas @ gmail.com