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Joel Mara developed a special appreciation for nature during his childhood growing up in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. His appreciation and fascination for the West Coast has never left him and he now expresses these experiences on canvas.
Upon viewing one of Joel’s paintings it’s apparent that individual brushstrokes are as important as the brushes he uses. Joel creates depth in each painting by varying the size of each and laying down the paint as an individual mark, rarely re-touching it once it’s applied. Colour is another important factor in Joel’s work and by only using 5 or 6 tubes of colour but mixing 20-30 variations, the result is a balanced colour palette that is pleasing to the eye.