MANDY MARTIN

Painter, Nature Lover, Beauty Hunter

Mandy Martin is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist whose work features abstract floral and landscape imagery. She resides in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the wildflowers and rich landscape of the region inform her paintings. Mandy is also a beach lover and enjoys escaping in the winter to lush Caribbean destinations which also inform her color palettes and landscape work.

Mandy’s work has been part of multiple juried exhibitions including at the New Hope Art Center in New Hope, PA; the Annmarie Arts Center in Solomon, MD; and the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.


Her striking paintings are available online as well as at select shows and exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic states, where many of her collectors reside. She welcomes commissions and interior design collaborations.

It is Mandy’s hope that her work will inspire viewers to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unexpected places, and to take care of the earth. 

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IN HER OWN WORDS

My acrylic paintings are about feeling it all! I paint botanical subjects with splashing paint, bold lines and vibrant colors. When I look at flowers or a landscape, I see a miraculous display of color and movement unfolding before my eyes. Nature seems to accomplish the task of survival and procreation with such beauty and ease. To capture that feeling of wonder, I exaggerate color, contrast and shape. Every brushstroke reflects the freedom to express what is moving me.

Poppies are featured in many of my paintings, symbolizing resilience and rebirth. I practice intuitive painting, and my work explores layers of texture, rhythm and movement as I interpret it in the natural world. When I see poppies sprouting each year, I am amazed by how something so beautiful and fragile can be so resilient. It is this combination of fragility and strength that inspires me to paint them again and again.

 

SELECT SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

PAPERSWORK

Jun 2 - Aug 7, 2022

Group Exhibition at Powell Lane Arts in Collingswood, NJ.

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NOTRE DAME FINE ART SHOW

Jan 29 - Feb 6, 2022

Invitational 49th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.

FEATURED ARTIST

Aug 20 - Nov 13, 2021

Featured Artist at Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, PA.

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SUMMER SHOW

June 25 - Oct 2, 2021

Group exhibition at Bethlehem House Gallery in Bethlehem, PA.

SOLO EXHIBITION

May 24 - Sep 12, 2021

Solo Exhibition at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, PA.

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EVERYDAY MAGIC

Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

Group exhibition at Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

GROUP EXHIBITION

Aug 21 - Nov 14, 2020

Group exhibition at Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

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BLOOM AND GROW

Jun 12 - Aug 30, 2020

Juried exhibition at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons, MD, a member of the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program.

COMPENDIUM: CHROMA

Mar 21 - May 3, 2020

Juried exhibition at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2020

Group exhibition at Gallery 840 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

NEW HOPE ARTS SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

Jan 25 - Feb 16, 2020

Juried exhibition at the New Hope Arts Center in New Hope, Pennsylvania

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THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Jun 15 - Jul 28, 2019

Juried exhibition at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

SOLO EXHIBITION

Jan 5 - Feb 16, 2019

Solo exhibition at Gallery 840 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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AWARDS AND HONORS

ABSTRACT INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION

October 17, 2021

Honorable Mention Award at the ABSTRACT International Juried Art Competition hosted by Art Show International

FLOWER INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION

January 15, 2021

Finalist Award at the FLOWER International Juried Art Competition hosted by Art Show International

BLOOM AND GROW

June 23, 2020

Juror's Award at the Bloom and Grow Juried Exhibition at the Annmarie Arts Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate

SAUCON CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL

June 1, 2019

Best of Show Award at the Saucon Creek Juried Arts Festival

CARBON COUNTY ART LEAGUE

April 14, 2019

Second Place Award in the category of Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor)

PENNRIDGE GALLERY OF THE ARTS

September 16, 2018

Third Place Award in the Category of Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel)

 

FEATURES AND PUBLICATIONS

MUSIKFEST

ArtsQuest Unveils Musikfest 2021 Poster

The poster’s theme was conceptualized prior to the COVID pandemic but took on new meaning as I worked on the piece in quarantine.

FLEX* WEBCAST WITH DINA HALL

March 10, 2021

Featured artist on this webcast series, contemplating performing and visual arts during uncertain times.

PHILLY ARTBLOG

June 2, 2020

Featured artist in "Artists in the Time of Coronavirus" with the Philadelphia Artblog.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2019 - Present

CHAIR OF SOCIAL MEDIA, RISING TIDE SOCIETY OF LEHIGH/BUCKS/MONTCO

The Rising Tide Society is dedicated to empowering and educating creative entrepreneurs in the spirit of community over competition both internationally and locally.

2019 - Present

MEMBER, BANANA FACTORY ARTIST COLLECTIVE

The Banana Factory Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.

2020 - Present

MEMBER, ARTS AND CULTURAL COUNCIL OF BUCKS COUNTY

The A&C Council of Bucks County fosters, strengthens, and promotes Bucks County’s diverse arts and cultural community.

2020 - Present

MEMBER, NEW HOPE ARTS

New Hope Arts, Inc. is an incorporated non-profit arts center that serves the important purpose of showcasing the work of contemporary artists in the Lambertville/New Hope area and Delaware Valley region.

2022 - Present

MEMBER, ARTISTS EQUITY

Artists Equity Philadelphia/Tri-State works to break the barriers for artists who have been marginalized or underrepresented over the years due to race, ethnicity and gender.

 
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