Each artist employs a unique mix of skill, media and motive to creatively comment on their world. I start with drawings and color studies which are then developed further in the studio. To preserve the energy of these beginnings, even in an oil painting that may take months to complete, is a prime goal.
Oil is my preferred medium for painting but I also use acrylic and mixed media.
Woodcut prints are carved on basswood and hand pulled, then sometimes gouache color added (as in my book illustrations).
I have written and illustrated (with woodcut/gouache prints) a children’s picture book, “There Is A Tree” published 2007. Cards and giclees of my original paintings and prints are available.
Marti lives in Louisville, CO with her husband Tom, two dogs (Lucky Bingo & Tipper Henry) and 3 cats (Bubby, TimTim & Jane Marple). She is a member of East Boulder County Artists and participates in the EBCA Studio Tours.