Marti White

"I am a mixed media artist. I work in acrylic paints and mediums and with collage, using papers that I surface design myself. I love color and texture and incorporate them both in much of what I do. I enjoy letting the viewer find their own story in my work. My work is not pre-planned, a soul journey."

Cascade - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

"My life as an artist has taken various forms over more than half a century beginning with the creative play of a child, the usual art classes in school and college, and then a series of classes with various teachers in various media – pencil, ink, oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and collage.  Each medium has offered different challenges and joys. Watercolor brought me years of satisfying work in the middle years of my life. I painted mostly from the natural world around me in the Midwest – flowers, landscapes, and small wonders of the forest and field. When we moved to the West to retire, I felt that it called for a new artistic path to go along with a new life in a new place. I found a wonderful teacher in mixed media and embarked on a discovery of painting from the heart. Learning to just let my colors and media take me wherever they pulled me was an exciting new adventure in expression. It seemed that these new paintings came from the center of my very being and were very spiritual in nature. By painting from my gut instead of my head, with no concern for what the paintings meant or whether they looked like something, I was able to free up some inner person that I had never known before. "

Red Passage - Acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in.
Escena XI - Collage 18 x 18 in.
Bajo El Mar I - Watercolor 17 x 17 in.
Lilacs In A Golden Sun - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.

Marti White is a Signature Member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) where she also was President (2006-2009, 2011-2014), she is an Associate of The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ and a Signature Member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and member of  Tubac Center of the Arts, PaperWorks, The Contemporary Art Society and Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Watercolor Association and juried member of Arizona Arts Alliance.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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