©2018-2020 by Mandy Martin Art

MANDY MARTIN

 

Painter, Nature Lover, Beauty Hunter

Nature is the main muse of my acrylic paintings, which feature bold botanicals and bright color palettes. I practice intuitive painting, and my work explores layers of texture, rhythm and movement as I interpret it in nature. It is my hope that my 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.


I first started painting in the year 2000 while taking a few art classes in college. Then I took a break to pursue a business career and start a family. Since 2018, I'm thrilled to be back in the painting groove again. I have shown in a solo exhibition at gallery840 in Allentown, PA, and have been part of a juried exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. My paintings have won awards at regional art festivals in 2018 and 2019.


My striking acrylic paintings are available online as well as at select shows and exhibitions in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where many of my collectors reside. Commissions and interior designer collaborations welcome. Subscribe below to be the first to know about news and events.

 

SELECT SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS

Jan 5 - Feb 16, 2019

Solo exhibition at Gallery 840 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

April 1 - 30, 2019

Featured artist at Art on the Hill gallery in Souderton, Pennsylvania

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Jun 15 - Jul 28, 2019

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

 

GALLERIES

GALLERY 840

In-House Artist at Gallery 840 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Since June 2019

ART ON THE HILL

In-House Artist at Art on the Hill in Souderton, Pennsylvania

Since May 2019

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

SAUCON CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL

June 1, 2019

First Place Cash Award for Awake, 36in x 36in acrylic on canvas

CARBON COUNTY ART LEAGUE

April 14, 2019

Second Place Cash Award in the Category of Painting (Oil, Acrylic) for Waiting for You, 30in x 30in acrylic on canvas

PENNRIDGE GALLERY OF THE ARTS

September 16, 2018

Third Place Cash Award in the Category of Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel) for Poppies in Summer, 36in x 36in acrylic on canvas

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2019 - Present

MEMBER, NEW HOPE ART LEAGUE

The New Hope Art League inspires, encourages and empowers artists. The league exists to promote interest in the fine arts within the greater community and awards an art scholarship each spring to a deserving high school graduate who is pursuing a fine art major in college.

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.

2019 - Present

MEMBER, LEHIGH ART ALLIANCE

The Lehigh Art Alliance supports local artists with exhibition opportunities as well as to offer exposure through their website.