Joel Mara's Story
I spent most of my childhood years on Vancouver Island. I learned a special appreciation of nature while exploring the pebbled beaches and tidal pools with my brothers. I liked to be still and watch nature happen because it did not ask anything of me. It simply was. That fascination has carried through to my adult years.
My main inspiration is the beauty of the West Coast. It seemed a natural progression to express these feelings on canvas. I want other people to see and experience with me through my paintings. My aim is to create a feeling of "being there".
After attending the Capilano College Illustration & Design program, I began painting more and more landscapes and found this to be a satisfying experience.
Some of the first places I chose for painting were Crescent Beach and White Rock. Later I began painting places in North Vancouver such as Lighthouse Park and Whitecliff Park.
The shapes I paint merely suggest a picture. It is up to the viewer to put this all together and form the image. I strive to make my paintings a participatory experience. Every viewer will see something different. My hope is that you will feel a little bit of that gusty wind or the silence of the forest when you view one of my works.
Newest Work 2019-20
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778 886 0050
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