Like most people, I loved art projects as a kid. I just never stopped. I paint and make things because it helps me to see the world more clearly.  I slow down and see the things around me that I might only superficially glance at. Whether drawing or painting from real life, imagination or abstraction there is a shift, a change in my perception.

I work in a variety of mediums.  My life has been filled with many other things, leading to many starts and stops in my painting.  For years I was obsessed with lines, but that obsession has slowly evolved into color and mass, and an ongoing obsession with circles.  I make little distinction between mediums. It is the color and process that fascinates me. Life sparks an idea and I try to mash things together to create it.

Exploring new processes is a driving force for me. I love finding a new way to create something. Combinding different mediums and different processes- printing, oil, acrylic, collage is such a fun and mind expanding. I’ve recently been exploring printmaking. I have two generous friends with fabulous printing presses who go about creating work in very different ways. And when I screw up I add other things to try to make it all work.

The pieces are available as giclees, originals or both as noted. Giclee’s are available in a variety of sizes.

Gallery links at the top and bottom of the page.

-Martha Spieker