Wouldn’t we all like to know, right? Yes! We all want to be a great “success” in our chosen field, and many artists have a clear idea of what they … Continue reading What Does Artistic Success LOOK Like?
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...
One of the Standout Moments of me ENTIRE LIFE has been the honor and privilege of my Art being chosen in the Insights II Art Exhibition which showcases the work … Continue reading THE Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and The Insights III Art Show
Boom. Just like that! I pushed a button, chose the business plan, and I’m up and running… Why don’t you come run with me for a while? You can see … Continue reading An Introduction and Trigger Warning!
At times the Artist feels so exposed…so unlike the rest…so isolated from the rest of humankind… She express this as ,”Feeling like I am painted Green”.
THROUGH The EYES Of A SURVIVOR—Solo Show . These Works were compiled for my Solo Show at The Morean Arts Center during Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The Autobiographical Works are … Continue reading “Through the Eyes of a Survivor” Show
Have you ever had snippets of your past flit thru your mind? If you have, you may have an inkling of what someone with PTSD and it’s related Flashbacks experience. … Continue reading Fleeting, by Susan T. Martin
It has been an enormously trying year and one half, year and 8 months , actually. I have grown SO much since I have lived here in St. Petersburg, I have … Continue reading A Saint Petersburg Artist Resident
This painting is Mixed Media on Canvas, 24″x 36″ signed and unframed. It is the culmination of months of work and thought, and is now, finally, at a stage I … Continue reading We’re All Innocent by Susan T. Martin
What motivates the Artist to pour the thoughts of pain onto her canvas? Could it just be too chaotic and crowded for the random images to stay inside her head? … Continue reading The Water Plant