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Beneath the Surface: A Painting Portrait Series by Mara Light — mysteriously beautiful and quite fascinating

Artist Mara Light employs a layering technique where the fusion of texture, paint and collage produces stunning painting portraits of gorgeous women. Her composition, depicting a realistic portrait in the midst of the free flowing abstract elements, is mysteriously beautiful and quite fascinating. The dark and chaotic background perfectly complements the melancholic beauty of her subject. Indeed, it’s very creative and imaginative!

Please scroll down and enjoy these amazing portraits.


Mara Light Paintings - layers


Artist Bio:

Mara Light, was born in New York in 1970, and raised in Southern California from the age of three. She comes from a family of visual artists. “Painting seemed very natural to me since my early years growing up,” says Mara. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be around parents who look at the world in an artistic, visual way. She was encouraged, and at times pushed, to make her very personal artistic expression part of her life. She recalls a point after graduating high school when her mother encouraged her to go ahead with college at the local art school, and they would make it work. So many student loans later, she received her BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,very close to home.

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All images courtesy of Mara Light, and are published with permission.

To see more of her work, please visit her:   Website  |  Facebook  |  Saatchi Art


Mara Light Paintings- passage


Mara Light Paintings-portrait-study


Mara Light Paintings - silence


Mara Light Paintings-divided


Mara Light Paintings - transcendance


Mara Light Paintings - 9607


Mara Light Paintings - oil-sketch


Mara Light Paintings - Untitled


Mara Light Paintings - parallel




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I Take What Comes and Let Go What Goes.

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