What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Glimpsed Beauty


The daughter of two artists, Pittsburgh painter, Mara Light, does her parents proud.

©Mara Light

Her skill with light and subtle (and unsmiling) facial expressions remind me of the portraits of Rembrandt, but her textural additions – gauze, scratches, drips among them – make her portraits completely modern. MyModernMet calls them “marks of ruin and disfigurement,” and I think that phrase captures them perfectly.


©Mara Light

Her portraits look to me like unearthed, unfinished works rather than paintings recently deposited on canvas. Her subjects’ faces seem to float to the surface out of the murky depths. Very moody and lovely. I would love the chance to see them in person.

Prints of her work can be purchased here:


And you can view more of her work on the two sites below:

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

5 thoughts on “Glimpsed Beauty

  1. Hi Donna, Thank you so much for posting my paintings. I love the concept of your blog, and I enjoy reading it! Much continued success on your journey. ~Mara Light

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  2. Pingback: The Haunting | My OBT

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