As a painter, I relish working with cold wax and oil, which allow for a certain playfulness with texture and form. My subjects are almost accidental, and I finish each piece by creating a space I'd like to stand in—a lush landscape—or an object I'd like to hold—a beautiful flower.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Her images aren’t literal illustrations so much as they’re distillations, conjurings, evocations. Essences of places in the process of being retrieved, or newly discovered. Poems in themselves, really.
Martins' paintings ... rendered in muted colors that visually engage while conveying a sense of calm reflection.