203 FINE ART



203  Ledoux  Street
Taos, NM  87571
[ 575 ]  751 - 1262 -  email: art@203fineart.com



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Original art work by America Martin

Scroll down for images of artist's work.  The painting  information is listed below each image.  Scroll all the way down to read a short artist's statement and biography, or click here on  Artist's Statement.
Images are not to scale.



"One Feather"
  47 inches x 25 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Flowers in Purple & Yellow"
  18 inches x 14 inches, oil and acrylic on wood- SOLD







"Red Earth & Blue Sky"
  42 inches x 42 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Limes & Tennis Balls"
  12 inches x 12 inches, oil and acrylic on wood







"November"
  66 inches x 27 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Desert Bloom"
  15 inches x 11 inches, oil and acrylic on paper







"Dusk"
  66 inches x 36 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Walk to Work"
  17 inches x 13 inches, Oil, Pastel, Ink & Acrylic on Paper Board







"August"
  30 inches x 22 inches, charcoal and acrylic on paper- SOLD







"Cactus Blossoms"
  12 inches x 8 inches, oil and acrylic on paper







"In Blue"
  11 inches x 9 inches, clay pencil and acrylic on paper- SOLD







"Woman with Bird"
  75 inches x 34 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Avocados, Leeks & A Peach"
  31 inches x 20 inches, oil, acrylic and Ink on paper







"Boots and Horns"
  18 inches x 13 inches, clay pencil,  Ink and acrylic on paper - SOLD







"When the Moon came in the Window"
  11 inches x 15 inches, charcoal and Ink on paper - SOLD







"Afternoon Race"
  15 inches x 20 inches, clay pencil,  Ink and acrylic on paper







"Cactus Flower & Fruit"
  16 inches x 20 inches, oil, acrylic and Ink on paper







"Girl with Dove"
  4.5 inches x 2.5 inches, clay pencil and acrylic on paper - SOLD







"Woman with Book & Quiet"
  15 inches x 22 inches, clay pencil,  Ink and acrylic on paper







"Woman in a Field"
  12 inches x 8 inches, clay pencil,  Ink and acrylic on paper







"In the Reeds"
  41 inches x 30 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas






"Bottle Tree"
  56 inches x 30 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas in white frame






"Mardi Gras"
  57 inches x 34 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas in white frame






"What Women Do"
  62 inches x 71 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"The Family"
  36 inches x 56 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Monday Night Train"
  81 inches x 61 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Masa Women"
  52 inches x 54 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Afternoon Tea Dresses"
  56 inches x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Water Carriers"
  60 inches x 60 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Flora"
  25 inches x 39 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"The Grey Cat"
  42 inches x 53 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Lying Figure"
  32.5 inches x 55.5 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Violet and Gold"
  24 inches x 42 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Girl with Basket"
  40 inches x 28 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Cactus Blossom"
  32.5 inches x 40 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Woman with Horse"
  34 inches x 49 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas - SOLD







"Planting Tree"
  63.5 inches x 22.25 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Woman with Accordion"
  34 inches x 24 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas







"Dance in Robes"
  8 inches x 11.5 inches, pencil & ink on varnished paper - SOLD







"Swimmer"
  7 inches x 5.5 inches, pencil & ink on varnished paper



Artist Statement:

AMERICA MARTIN

 

Biography and  Artist Statement - 2013

AMERICA MARTIN is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. America is a painter and a sculptor. The magnetic pull of Martin's work is authentic, generated by both her ability to express a unique gesture that speaks to a universal truth (thus, we recognize it instantly) and her exceptional skill at rendering that truth via the human form. She pulls from the stylistic lessons of the classics and its derivations with indigenous subject matter, while redefining what it is to combine abstract and indigenous motifs.

<>Martin’s art and personality encapsulates a sense of enthusiasm and hope. While born in the USA, the roots of America’s Colombian heritage deeply penetrate her work. People are Martin’s dominant subject. They are large in size, vivacious and accessible, and seem to burst out of the limits of each canvas or sculpture. Within this pulsating interplay of color, texture, line, and shapes, there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.
 

America Martin is a fine artist based in Los Angeles.  She studied with Vernon Wilson, professor of painting and drawing at Art Center School of Design, and was a scholarship student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.

America Martin is a traveler between mediums. Her paintings and drawings are emphatic expressions of playful references to a number of the major schools of the twentieth century, as well as to enduring indigenous art forms.  America’s favorite landscape is the landscape of the human form.  Her work is distinguished by a command of line and color and is firmly grounded in the classics.

She is currently working on a large series of peopled urban landscapes painted in oil and ink on paper and canvas.  About her work, Martin says, “It is true. The artist is not born to a life of pleasure, She cannot be idle. It is only duty and discipline that make art. The artist is gluttonous, constantly devouring life in order to translate all that she sees, smells, lives or breathes into her own language. There is no choosing this life, an artist paints because she must.”

 

The Paintings: 

I paint all my paintings on raw un-primed canvas, they are then done in many layers of Oil paint & Oil stick & Acrylic paint on heavy cotton canvas. They are then varnished.

The Paper Pieces:

I work on only 100% cotton cold pressed paper they are then done in Oil stick and Ink concentrate.