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 need to be successful. Speaking for myself, I thought success would mean the end of financial struggle, to a point. As a person with mental illness (Bipolar Disorder and PTSD for starters) and physical handicaps … Continue reading What Does Artistic Success LOOK Like?
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 learned to believe in myself, and in my ability to survive. As An ARTIST. In my own right, I have put in the footwork, stretched my boundaries, made the connections, painted the dreams, and PUT MYSELF … 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 can call finished. I think we have spoken to one another long enough, now I will let it speak to you. There are many ways one can interpret a work of art, and I am … Continue reading We’re All Innocent by Susan T. Martin
waiting. longing. for relief to come. Mixed Media on Canvas 20″x 16″ by Susan T. Martin opening image is photographed with a light source behind the painting. This image is under regular light, the source overhead. I enjoy adding a little hidden dialogue to the painting, that the viewer has to work for, and think about. For instance, rather than wishing on a star, our … Continue reading “YEARNING” by SUSAN T. MARTIN
This was a big endeavor for me, and I believe I have painted at least three different paintings in the course of 2 years on this one canvas…That can be one of the downfalls of being ocd and bipolar, when I can’t let a thing be good enough or ever done. So, here is the latest thought, the most beautiful and sad faced bird, and … Continue reading “Open Sea” and Exquisite Aloneness
Newly Completed work by Susan T Martin! It is a 16″x 20″ Mixed Media Painting on Canvas, Entitled “Visionaria” it shows the Artist’s growing confidence in her personal style. Below you can see the progression of the work, finished piece on the left and the initial painting on the right. VISIONARIA by Susan T. Martin, 2018. Mixed Media on canvas. Continue reading Visionaria (SOLD)
I was so thrilled to have 2 of my sculpture/assemblage pieces on display! As a new member of the Vero Beach Art Club, I was able to have my work in this exclusive show, and am so happy it was well received! I was not permitted to photograph any art except my own, which was disappointing but understandable to me, so I can’t share the … Continue reading Art on the Island 3-D Art Show