Oola Mar

Oola Mar

Nicasio, CA, United States

About Oola Mar

Figurative painting and drawing have always been the focal point of my work with a few exceptions. I began my painting exploration using india ink washes on newsprint. Ink has such a wonderful silky feel and immediacy.

I also find that it's use evokes strong connections with ancient imagery. Watercolors are so challenging but I truly enjoy the flow of the medium on the paper and the textures of the paper itself. I use watercolor and gouache with pencil when I'm drawing from a live model. I use these figure studies as a springboard for the paintings you see in my portfolio. My current work is produced using mostly Golden Acrylic paints on canvas or board.

The rendering style of these early paintings lends itself to figures in nature - usually portrayed as back-to-nature themes. I think of them as modern women, strong, uninhibited, a force of nature in and of themselves. Putting them in forest- like surroundings reinforces this

Education

San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University

Exhibitions

2020- "Petaluma Art in the Park Online Show" https://www.virtualartinthepark.org/visual-arts-5.html

2020- "Crazy for Art" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2020 - Oola Mar Landscapes - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2019 - "California Mind" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2019 - "Elements" - National Juried Show, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2018 - "Members Juried Annual Show" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2017 - "Holiday Show" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2017 - "Members Juried Annual Show" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2017 - "Poetry and Art" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2017 - "Down on the Corner", a juried show - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2016 - "Introspection", a juried show - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2016 - "Summer Waters" - Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2016 - "Splish Splash", Marin Society of Artists Gallery,
San Rafael, CA

2013 - Juried Show, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA

2010 - "Figuratively Speaking", Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA

2009 - Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2006 - Juried Show, "Journeys", Sebastopol, CA

2006 - Juried Show, "Drawings in Black & White",Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2005 - Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2003 - Exhibition, East Bay Women Artists Show, Mont Clair, CA

2003 - Group show, Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery - San Ramon, CA

2002 - Juried Show, Sonoma Arts Guild, Sonoma, CA

2002 - Juried Show, "Woman Image: Image of Women",
Dodds Gallery, New Haven, Conn

2002 - Juried Show, "Contemporary Abstracts", Artisan Gallery,
Mill Vallley, CA

2002 - Exhibition, Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2001 - Juried Show, Sacred Art", Artisan Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1997 - Painting & Poetry, San Francisco, CA