Acrylic Paint has been my most tried and true medium, as it is fairly inexpensive, very versatile and easily obtainable. It is the medium I was first introduced to as a child in elementary school, proceeding to my advanced art education in the I. E. P. Program for Exceptional Students during middle and high school. I have had many successes in this medium, and acrylic paint is excellent for showcasing my exuberance for living!
Detail, Crossing…Well Aware…Susan T. Martin, 8/2017
Crossing the Delaware, Well Aware, acrylic on canvas, Susan T. Martin, 8/11/17
My Fertility Garden, Acrylic and embellishment on canvas, Susan T. Martin, 2017
Detail of Lunar Rover, Mixed Media with Acrylic, Susan T. Martin, 2017
Munson, a Treasured Friend, mixed media sculpture, Award of Merit, Best of the Best Show at the A.E. Backus Museum, Susan T. Martin 2015
Intergallactic Dragonfly, mixed media sculpture,Susan T. Martin 2016, sold
Dysfunction Junction by Susan T. Martin,Best of the Best entry at the A. E. Backus Museum, soldd)
Portals to Peace (detail of Legacy of Lunacy)Acrylic on Canvas
Detail of Lunar Rover, assemblage, mixed media, Susan T. Martin, 2017
no one ever said I was “ordinary”!
‘Antelope Dance Mask’, Palm Bark & Acrylic
Just a Nibble, by Susan T. Martin
Legacy of Love and Lunacy, acrylic on canvas, Susan T.Martin
That Day, Acrylic and embellishment on canvas, Susan T. Martin, 2016
Palm Frond, Pine Cones
Grouchy Grouper, side view,Susan T. Martin2016
I find acrylic very adaptable for my work on the wide variety of surfaces I enjoy painting, from more traditional stretched canvas to the veritable plethora of materials I scavenge from various sources. I used to say,
“If it is not nailed down, I will paint it!”
However, I have changed that statement to,
“Even if it is nailed down, I will paint it!”.
About Susan T. Martin
I am an Artist, Poet and Author. A Survivor of Violent Sexual Abuse and Rape, I have lived thru Severe Domestic Violence, Twenty Three years of Addiction and Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Dependence on Opioids, and 2 Venomous Snake Bites...I have Been Stabbed, Shot at, Tied to a Tree and Choked Unconscious. A Quarter Horse Rolled on Me, as did a Lawn Tractor. I also Wrecked a Harley into a Tree! I also have PTSD and Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, and spent my 18th birthday in a Locked Psychiatric Ward. I am so much more than this: I feel like a tiny seed that sprouted in a desert, and now has grown into a Passion Vine. My Art is my Voice, Screaming, Crying, Praying, Loving, Laughing, Healing- all in Riotous Color...