I was born and raised in Colorado and I grew up loving the natural environment and the wild Rocky Mountains around me. It helped shape me as a person and as an artist. As an extremely quiet and shy child, I felt as though I never could clearly express my voice. Art became my voice. And living in this amazing environment, whether experiencing the slow ripple of a stream or the wind whispering through the autumn leaves, quietly and powerfully provides peace and restoration. The beauty and mystery of nature became something soulful, deeply ingrained into who I am. I think this is why I am constantly painting and recreating the peace and joy I feel from it. I am still shy, but now I feel my artwork expresses my voice clearly.
Just like nature expresses itself differently each season, I too use different mediums for expressing myself through art. Mixed media, watercolors, and encaustic keeps my art growing in many different ways. Capturing a tree, flower or birds, all exquisite and perfectly created… I love to create them in my own unique style and hope to impart this sense of peace and joy on to my viewers.
I’m constantly learning about art and technique, through self-study as well as taking workshops. I’m honored to say that my work has been displayed throughout the Front Range and resides in private collections both nationally and internationally.
Thanks for joining me on this journey and this adventure we call life and art!”
– d. l. martin