Joel Mara

Joel Mara, Tonquin Beach #1, 2022

Joel Mara

Ukama Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Ongoing

by Michael Turner

For many landscape painters, the genre often chooses the artist. This could be true of Joel Mara, whose first memories are of walking on Vancouver Island’s pebbled beaches, absorbed in the intertidal mosaic underfoot or, when the light is right, the serrated edges of distant tree-lined hills. More recent subjects that found their way into Mara’s resonant oil-on-canvas paintings were derived from hikes in BC’s Coast Mountains, most notably its towering pines and pristine lakes and rivers.

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