Vickie Martin

Artist
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Vickie Martin

Vickie Martin

Vickie’s art has been described as a dance of shapes, rhythms and textures. Being the daughter and grand-daughter of piano tuners, using rhythm is natural for her. Collage is added using anything interesting she finds, such as dress patterns, old maps, tissue paper, produce bags and stamps to name a few.
A tactile surface is created, using not only paint, but everyday household items, such as salt, coffee, tea and alcohol. Not afraid of experimenting, she has been known to set canvases outside during a storm. The layering of all of this creates a depth, and the more you look at her work, the more unexpected things begin appearing.
The Universe has a rhythm and a pattern, being born of both order and chaos. This is the world Vickie’s work comes from. She begins with an arbitrary composition.
Rhythms and patterns form over each other and patterns begin to appear in different sizes. With repeated building up and rubbing off a form begins to develop.
While in a responsive dialogue with the page, images appear and disappear. There is not always a beginning or an end. Small intimate details cause the images to shift and it allows a story to be told and a new world explored.