©2018-2020 by Mandy Martin Art

The Art of Storytelling

This painting has been accepted to "The Art of Storytelling" exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. I created it in 2018, and it often brings up strong emotions in viewers.


It is loosely based on the book "Fire in the Blood" by Irene Nemirovsky, a story of passion and long-kept secrets, set against the background of a rural French village in the years before WWII.



"Playing with Fire" 40in x 30in acrylic on canvas


True to my love of flowers, I incorporated columbines into this piece. These flowers traditionally represented love and romance. Many ancient stories and myths about the columbine flower are related to romance and lovers.


As with many of my pieces, I enjoyed adding layers of meaning to this canvas. It does vary stylistically from a lot of my other work, making it a unique painting.


I'm excited to be part of the exhibit which will run June 15th - July 28th. There will be a reception July 5th, 6:00 - 9:00pm, open to the public.