Otley Chevin
View to Stormbro April 2014_edited1


Submission for Art Nordic in   Dec 2020

Start of watercolour


January 2021  and

October 2020  

Watercolour  course

week in Naples

start 6.06.2021

     Art Lessons and Exhibitions  

Maya Korlas-Martin gives lessons in watercolour painting and drawing.     Please go to Contact page for details of     coming masterclass weekends   and courses.

Art commissions are taken for portraits, city views and landscapes.   See Gallery for images, sizes and locations.

See Contact page for coming exhibitions schedule.

Glasgo School of Art





paintings  art lessons 

  art commissions



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   


Feel free to to reach out to us - we’d love to talk to you!