Whether painting abstracts, florals, landscapes or portraits, Mara’s paintings exude a vibrancy of colour, and achieve visual impact through sculpting, scratching or scribing surfaces, inviting the viewer to experience a rich visual tapestry. She is equally comfortable using oils or acrylics, allowing the subject matter to dictate the preferred medium.
Mara emigrated from Treviso, Italy to settle in Montreal. She began her art studies at McGill University, but later opted to pursue a travel career, relocating to Toronto where she worked and simultaneously attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, graduating in Interdisciplinary Studies. Mara continued to work, while painting and exhibiting extensively, finally becoming a passionate full time artist.
Mara’s award-winning work has been accepted into numerous prestigious juried shows, including the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She has also exhibited in many group shows and several solo shows. Her work can be found in collections throughout North America and Europe. She is a member of several art organizations, including Neilson Park Creative Centre, where she often paints with like-minded passionate artists.
Her work is represented by Koyman Galleries in Ottawa, ON.