When you feel yourself surrounded by beauty in the simplest of things, the question becomes not 'what to paint', but 'what not to paint'."
Miriam Mas, a Canadian self-tough artist born in Barcelona, began painting in her late twenties after she moved to Ontario, Canada with a basic oil painting kit that her parents bought for her as a gift. But it was not until several years later, after suffering a severe work related injury that caused for her to change direction in her professional life. So after 15 years dedicated to help people with mobility related disabilities in the field of service dog training, she started to focus on her next passion; to develop her artistic skills. Using the medium of oils, she easily looses herself into each piece she produces.
Her subjects vary from people, to animals, still life, nature scenes and day to day scenes. What they have in common is that they all have beauty, the kind of beauty that touches one's heart. She is drawn to bring light into her paintings. Canadian winter scenes and their fabulous colours are among the most inspiring to her.
She aims to live a passionate life painting what surrounds her that may evoke a sentiment, an emotion, a connection, a sensible light in her life and the one of those who choose to enjoy her artwork.
Miriam describes painting as having a strange magic. In her words: "It is like a beautiful poem or rhyme that you can always look at and never tires you. I love the excitement I feel every single time I am about to start a new painting. Sometimes I feel the same anticipation as a child waiting to get up on Christmas morning.”
Having founded and run a charity for over nine years in the past, she is well aware of the importance of providing support and contribution to the community. Miriam has contributed and happily continues to donate to this day some of her artwork to several worthwhile Charities and non-profit projects.
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