Artist member since 2020
Marta Stares is an artist and educator interested in painting the outdoors, especially the Northern Ontario landscape. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Toronto area including Gallery 1313, Black Cat Artspace and Ontario Legislative Assembly. She works primarily in oils and uses bold, vibrant colours in her work.
After receiving her BFA from OCAD University, Marta has established an art program for young children at York University Daycare and featured children’s work at Gales Gallery. She has worked as an educator at McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Visual Arts Mississauga. Marta currently teaches Visual Art at the high school level in Peel District School Board, where she organizes Peel’s annual student art exhibition called Walk the Art.
Favourite artist(s) right now
Kim Dorland, Steve Driscoll, Danielle Klebes, Peter Doig, Sarah Carlson
Best season of the year in Toronto
Autumn. I just sit around and wait for sugar maples to turn red.
What kind of artwork do you have in your home?
A couple of sketches by Elly Smallwood and my own paintings. Currently running out of wall space.
What do you listen to when you work?
Podcasts: 99% Invisible, Criminal, I Like Your Work, Invisibila
Beverage of choice
Is there life without coffee?
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
Canoeing, hiking, teaching, napping, walking dogs...
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