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Join us Thursday Sept 14th and meet Artist– Cara Bain

  • The Drive Coffee Bar 1670 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC, V5L 3Y4 Canada (map)

Cara Bain is an oil painter, predominantly focused on painting the human form, and more recently, painting nature from life. She graduated from Capilano University’s Illustration & Design program where she received training in both fine and applied arts. She has since participated in many group exhibitions and one solo exhibition entitled “In Their Midst”. Her passion for community-driven art projects has led her to curate and mount Cultivate, an unjuried art and poetry exhibition, and to co-design and help coordinate the Nest Community Mural, a mural painted by volunteer residents of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Known for the unexpected colours and expressive character of her portraits, her work encourages viewers to find the intrinsic beauty in each person they meet. 

Over the summer, Cara has been devoting time to painting out doors from life (traditionally called En Plein Air). She has found the challenge of simplifying the complexity of nature an invigorating and stretching experience as an artist.