Marta Stares

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

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, Orillia Museum of Art and History, 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.


Between Both Worlds
Marta Stares
  • 20" x 16"
  • $550 buy — $25 try
Marta Stares
  • 14" x 14"
  • $250 buy — $25 try
Break of Day
Marta Stares
  • 17.5" x 17.5"
  • $350 buy — $25 try

Inside the Studio


Favourite artist(s) right now

Kim Dorland, Steve Driscoll, Danielle Klebes, Peter Doig, Sarah Carlson

Best season of the year in Toronto

Autumn. I basically 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: Radiolab, Criminal, I Like Your Work, 99% Invisible

Beverage of choice

Is there life without coffee? Also a huge fan of peppermint tea.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Canoeing, hiking, teaching, napping, walking dogs...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Steam Whistle
Roundhouse Gallery

Select Past Exhibitions

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Winter Emerging Artist Exhibition


Black Cat Artspace, Toronto
Somewhere Only We Know


Black Cat Artspace, Toronto
Salon of Inclusiveness


VAM, Mississauga
Art in the Park


Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto


Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
Summer Group Show


Gallery 1313, Toronto
Eco Art


OMAH. Orillia
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed


BFA - Drawing and Painting

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