Miriam Mas was born in Barcelona and moved to Canada in her late twenties. Her parents gave her the gift of a basic oil painting kit to take with her, which introduced her to painting. But it was not until several years later, after suffering a severe work-related injury that she truly began to paint. So, after 15 years of dedication to helping people with mobility-related disabilities in the field of Service Dog training, she started to focus on her next passion; her artistic skills. Returning to the medium of oil, she developed her innate and self-taught ability.
Her subjects vary from people, to animals and nature, to still life, and to 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 aims to live a passionate life by painting elements in her surroundings that may evoke a sentiment, an emotion, or a connection between herself and the viewer of her art.
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.”
Miriam is pleased to call Kemptville home.