Barbara Martin 2016

Media: Acrylic Encaustic Mixed

Address: 894 NE 5th Avenue Drive Hillsboro OR 97124 Show in Google Maps

Directions: 894 NE 5th Avenue Drive Hillsboro 97124. From Hwy 26: Exit NE Jackson School Rd toward Hillsboro. Turn R on Evergreen then L at light onto Jackson School Rd Southbound. Turn R onto NE 6th Avenue Drive then make first L onto NE 5TH Avenue Drive. Studio is second house on right.

Artist’s Statement: I love a good adventure and pursue constant exploration and discovery always stretching for something new. My paintings reveal places in time from the serenity of a landscape … to the horror of a nightmare. I start with automatic painting using my fingers. Then I add and subtract layers intuitively applying paint and glazes veiling or negative shape painting scratching away perhaps adding pencil or oil pastel. Media include acrylic to encaustic to alcohol inks on substrates from synthetic paper to canvas to plywood. Alone in the studio I listen to each painting. My fingers push and pull at the very threads of story and timeless existence…until imagery color and texture develop into a narrative. Since I come from a long line of herbalists and storytellers many primordial (and sometimes surreal) connections flow naturally to me. I am just a conduit.
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