America Martin

There is not enough time in this life for all the things I want to learn & wonder at this world. #supportart www.americamartin.com
It was a great honor to know DR.Paul Fleiss  he was a beautiful friend and wonderful man who made life better where ever he went - he will be greatly missed

It was a great honor to know DR.Paul Fleiss he was a beautiful friend and wonderful man who made life better where ever he went - he will be greatly missed

You can see the beauty in her eyes. A portrait of the great writer Joan Didion by Irving Penn. 

You can see the beauty in her eyes. A portrait of the great writer Joan Didion by Irving Penn. 

What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?

Umberto Eco, Baudolino

Yellow Pitcher and WatermelonAmerica Martin, 2014Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 44 x 54 inches
MODERN NATURE
“Modern Nature” is an exuberant celebration of one of art’s most pervasive themes: the natural world. While the four artists showcased - America Martin, Alberto Murillo, Stallman, and Annie Vought - are stylistically diverse, they are brought together by a shared interest in reinterpreting nature for the twenty-first century. These artists not only explore innovative ways to represent the theme, but also question the role of nature in increasingly urbanized societies.
Each of these artists approach their subject matter from a deeply personal perspective. Colombian-American artist America Martin captures fleeting moments in her still lifes, transcending the genre with her confident lines, bold palette, and abstracted shapes. Martin’s still lifes revel in the beauty of nature while calling attention to its temporality. Alberto Murillo’s abstract fields of color evoke the memory of places, from calming seascapes to the vibrant maelstrom of cities. Through a dynamic use of layered resins, Murillo allows viewers a glimpse into his inner life. The Pacific Northwest duo Stallman (partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman) draw upon their fascination with the shapes of cells, fractals, and other natural phenomena to create undulating, organic forms from sculpted pieces of canvas. Their collaborative process contributes to the spontaneous, uncontrived quality of their work, mimicking the unpredictability of nature itself. Annie Vought finds inspiration in both the organic world and the built environment, imbuing her cut paper pieces with a richly woven series of patterns, lines, and words that recall the chaotic experience of contemporary life. While there is an intimate quality to each of these artists’ work, the universality of their themes allow them to resonate with many. 
These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression!
Presented by the JoAnne Artman GalleryIn Collaboration with Laguna Art Museum’s Second Annual ART & NATURE November Exhibition.
Also Celebrating Our 6-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach!!      November 1st - 30th, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 6-8 pm to coincide with Laguna Beach Art WalkPlease RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 1st, 2014
JoAnne Artman Gallery326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651Contact:  JoAnne ArtmanTelephone:  949-510-5481
#americamartin #joanneartman #contemporaryart

Yellow Pitcher and Watermelon
America Martin, 2014
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 
44 x 54 inches

MODERN NATURE

“Modern Nature” is an exuberant celebration of one of art’s most pervasive themes: the natural world. While the four artists showcased - America Martin, Alberto Murillo, Stallman, and Annie Vought - are stylistically diverse, they are brought together by a shared interest in reinterpreting nature for the twenty-first century. These artists not only explore innovative ways to represent the theme, but also question the role of nature in increasingly urbanized societies.

Each of these artists approach their subject matter from a deeply personal perspective. Colombian-American artist America Martin captures fleeting moments in her still lifes, transcending the genre with her confident lines, bold palette, and abstracted shapes. Martin’s still lifes revel in the beauty of nature while calling attention to its temporality. Alberto Murillo’s abstract fields of color evoke the memory of places, from calming seascapes to the vibrant maelstrom of cities. Through a dynamic use of layered resins, Murillo allows viewers a glimpse into his inner life. The Pacific Northwest duo Stallman (partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman) draw upon their fascination with the shapes of cells, fractals, and other natural phenomena to create undulating, organic forms from sculpted pieces of canvas. Their collaborative process contributes to the spontaneous, uncontrived quality of their work, mimicking the unpredictability of nature itself. Annie Vought finds inspiration in both the organic world and the built environment, imbuing her cut paper pieces with a richly woven series of patterns, lines, and words that recall the chaotic experience of contemporary life. While there is an intimate quality to each of these artists’ work, the universality of their themes allow them to resonate with many. 

These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression!

Presented by the JoAnne Artman Gallery
In Collaboration with Laguna Art Museum’s Second Annual ART & NATURE November Exhibition.

Also Celebrating Our 6-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach!!      
November 1st - 30th, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 6-8 pm to coincide with Laguna Beach Art Walk
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 1st, 2014

JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481

#americamartin #joanneartman #contemporaryart

Check out this studio of ceramist Lisa Neimeth. May your space inspire you! 

Check out this studio of ceramist Lisa Neimeth. May your space inspire you! 

Entrepreneur and art collector Auguste Pellerin. By Henri Matisse, 1917. 

Entrepreneur and art collector Auguste Pellerin. By Henri Matisse, 1917. 

The flower girls & my little cousins xxx

The flower girls & my little cousins xxx

Marion, Jackie et moi - Merci ! Xxx

Marion, Jackie et moi - Merci ! Xxx

Perquisite of staying at a very nice hotel is you can request hot milk & garlic for your mother in the morning when she wakes up with a sore throat

Perquisite of staying at a very nice hotel is you can request hot milk & garlic for your mother in the morning when she wakes up with a sore throat

I love the work of Lyle Carbajal. Follow this link to see more of his extraordinarily odd figures!

I love the work of Lyle Carbajal. Follow this link to see more of his extraordinarily odd figures!

A special thanks to my friends Christina and Jom for boarding up my new building in Silver Lake. One day soon it will be something grand. In the interim, may it serve as a reminder to nurture our communities and help them grown through PEACE/ LOVE/ ART/ WORK/ DREAM/ HOPE/ AMEN!

A special thanks to my friends Christina and Jom for boarding up my new building in Silver Lake. One day soon it will be something grand. In the interim, may it serve as a reminder to nurture our communities and help them grown through PEACE/ LOVE/ ART/ WORK/ DREAM/ HOPE/ AMEN!

While doing water colors by the Lake in Talloires a bunch of little French lady’s asked me to do there portraits and then they chose which ones they liked

While doing water colors by the Lake in Talloires a bunch of little French lady’s asked me to do there portraits and then they chose which ones they liked

A dreamy afternoon in the garden with my French Family - in a village just outside of Grenoble

A dreamy afternoon in the garden with my French Family - in a village just outside of Grenoble

More of my beautiful French family -Blondine and I made fairy wreaths

More of my beautiful French family -Blondine and I made fairy wreaths

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

—Henry David Thoreau