Martine Dummett Gibbs
Talented artist Martine has a youthful exuberance and zest for life. She was born and brought up on a farm in the Forest of Dean which fostered her passion for the natural world and in particular her obsession with trees.
NEWS & EVENTS
Three years ago she escaped to the Cornish coast to build a welcoming eco-friendly beach house and paint; drawing peace and inspiration from the new vistas that surrounded her.
Her creative vision is influenced by long walks along the breath-taking coastal 'salt' path and also inland on the austerely beautiful moors. From stunning beaches and landscapes populated with wildflowers to meandering rivers and barren uplands, her ‘palette’ is ever ready to transform the ‘real’ into a dazzling display on canvas or watercolour paper.
Working purely in bold acrylics initially, her unique mixed-media style has developed to incorporate ink, watercolours and more textural media. Whether in her studio or ‘en plein air’, she describes the experience of painting as an absorbing and mystical ‘journey’. You may think you know where you are going with a painting but sometimes the process takes you on a different, totally unexpected course....which is more than half the fun!
Martine likes to live with her paintings for a while, as she says you never know when they are truly finished, before letting them find their forever homes.
Please send a photograph of them in situ to her instagram account @artwithmartine which will be very much appreciated.... you may also learn more about your painting, and the artist, that way.