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 Yellow Springs Art Show in Chester Springs, 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.
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.
FEATURES AND PUBLICATIONS
WOMEN UNITED ART MAGAZINE
Issue II, Winter 2023
Featured artist in "The Curator's Pick" of Women United Art Magazine (p. 142)
MENNONITE CHURCH USA
Menno Snapshots Blog, September 2022
The painting "Justice Grows in the Garden" was featured on this nationwide blog.
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.
June 2, 2020
Featured artist in "Artists in the Time of Coronavirus" with the Philadelphia Artblog.
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)
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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