Maria S. Martin
My ultimate goal is to create a work that is engaging and takes the viewer on their personal road trip. There is a story behind every painting, whether the subject is abstract or realistic. My hope is that the paintings allow the viewer to see out beyond the obvious. I am a mixed media abstract artist. I work in acrylic and oil paints as well as monotype. My paintings include layers of vertical and horizontal colors, including collage adding a mix of my sketches, smaller paintings, photographs, and textured papers. My style tends to be abstract representational.
"Maria S. Martin, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has called Lawrence, Kansas home since 1984. Working as an abstract artist, she studied art in Philadelphia and then at The University of Kansas in Lawrence and continues to take art studio classes and technique workshops. However, her greatest instructor and mentor was her artist father, Joseph F. Maida. Maria is active in the Lawrence Art Guild, having served as Vice President, and now President of the Guild. Maria works from her home studio as well as her shared studio gallery, Creative Mass, in Lawrence, KS"