Anjelica, Watercolor, by Susan Martin
Martin has an unending curiosity about human behavior, relationships, and a love for pets which she incorporates in her work. She plays with color, design, and composition and works narratives into her pieces, which are often whimsical and tongue-in-cheek. She loves the creative process because it connects her with others.
This year she won second place at the annual Waupaca Fine Arts Festival with her watercolor “spinning”. the judges noted that she showed a commitment and used personal language and sophisticated, atypical colors in all of her entries. They also said that she used wonderful formal devices in a new way. Her watercolor “inspiration” was chosen to be featured on the festival poster, the second year she has received that honor.
In Waupaca, Martin shows and sells her watercolors, acrylic paintings, and folk art carvings at several locations in Waupaca, Door county and Mineral Point.
she is a member of the Bay Area Watercolor Guild, Door County Art League, Mid-Wisconsin chippers, Oshkosh Fine Arts Association, Rural Rembrandt’s Wisconsin Art Club, and Wisconsin Visual Artists. she also contributes to the Trout Museum, the Center for Visual Arts and the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival.
Martin taught school in Menomonee Falls and Waupaca, Wisconsin for 35 years. she delighted in teaching third and fourth grade students and watching them learn. After retiring 6 years ago, she enjoys being a student again,
taking classes at Fox Valley Technical College, Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, Jack Richeson’s, and Peninsula Art School.
To view more of martin’s work, visit www.bluedolphinhouse.com and www.susanmartinartist.com.
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