Growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina I always had an interest for art, clay & plaster sculptures, charcoal drawings, markers illustrations but it wasn't until I faced my second unrelated cancer that I immersed myself in acrylic paintings where all this amazing odyssey started.
And today you become part of my history.
Today I use many different mediums to create original art such as oils, watercolour acrylic & ink paintings
I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process.
However I find myself utterly in love with oils...
Each idea manifests in its own individual style and medium.
I enjoy walking by the sea when I can (some of us give walking for granted until its hard to walk just a few steps) in my spare time, my dog running around the rocks and getting her paws wet is my happy place!
Many of my pieces are directly influenced by these hikes in nature. I love letting the beach, the wind, the sun, the rain and everything in between materialize in my work.
Mara was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At a very young age she showed aptitude and interest for the arts in general.
Through her young adult years, she always dreamed to travel and so she did. She focused in discovering Argentina first and then she traveled to Spain and around United States of America. She lived in Los Angeles for some years and then she made her way to Victoria, BC Canada, where she made this beautiful island her home. Today having her studio surrounded by nature in Sooke, BC.
Mara is a cancer survivor. But to say that she is a cancer survivor is an understatement. She has had to overcome many obstacles and as she struggled with those obstacles, she found art to be the only medium to be able to express what she was feeling.
Mara fought a battle against two unrelated cancers and she came out from the other side, with scars, yes, but also with an unmeasurable strength. Resilient.
Today Mara is an independent, creative, accomplished and unique artist, that looks beyond the confines of four walls for her inspiration. You can see this in some of her art works where she utilizes the sea, female forms, animals and eyes as some of the tools to describe a feeling.
Sometimes when she can't sleep she dreams with herself painting, so she gets up and she goes into her studio as it is the place she is the most comfortable and where she feels alive.
She paints with acrylics, watercolours & inks but her most favourite medium is oil, she has done some photography as well as sculpture, she writes short stories and poems. (published)
She is always open to try new and different art forms. She is not locked on one style and this has caused some controversy with different organizations.
Illustrations: Mara has illustrated two published children books; in 2021 The journal “Joy of Being” by K. Larsen will be published with her art.
Interviews/ Magazines: she has been featured in Here! Magazine, Voice of Eve, The Heroine’s Journey, October Hill Magazine (NY), interviewed by Art Habens with a 32 pages article.
Shows/exhibitions: Victoria Arts Council member & Gallery, Coast Collective Art member & Gallery, Archipelago Art Gallery (sold 12 original artworks) ECAH member & Gallery, Pacific Arts Market (Van) part of their online shop, Oak Bay Neighborhood Learning Centre, Hive solo show, Heron Rock Bistro (sold 2 original art pieces), and Art Gallery by Sooke Arts Council. Featured by Personaland, first artist featured by Hive Website, Artmajeur, SingulArt (sold two original pieces) etc.
She was the guest artist at the William Head Institution 2nd Annual Community Connections Fair 2019 where she was warmly welcomed and she enjoyed herself greatly.
She puts all of herself in each art piece she births. She is a very sensitive artist and her senses are always open to perceive the world around her and that’s something you can see through her art.
Your support and contributions will enable the artist to meet her goals and be able to continue painting during and after Covid-19.
Your generous donation will fund her mission to continue birthing meaningful art into this world that needs it to much.
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