CULTURAL Calendar 2017

ART. Stories of the New & Noteworthy from our favorite places

Patricia McNabb Martin at Alexander Salazar Fine Art.

24 x 24. Cut Canvas on Canvas

STRATA SERIES

“I wanted to take my somewhat textural painting to a new level. These pieces are much like the landscape paintings of previous works but are much more three-dimensional. I am attempting to make my newest work more like sculpture and hope the work encourages the viewer to move from left to right or vice versa to see the changes that occur in the shape and color from the different perspectives.”

24 x 24

Style and Technique

Basic, raw and stretching boundaries, Pat McNabb Martin leaves each composition to the viewer’s discretion. Never over intellectualizing a painting she concerns herself with the canvas surface always experimenting to create new and unique marks. Each painting is an emergent field of color often laced with exotic fluorescent and metallic paints. Her intuitive use of the canvas surface, texture and color saturates the viewer’s eye allowing for personal interpretation.

Metallic Exploration.72 x 36. Acrylic on Canvas

Pat McNabb Martin is an accomplished art educator, filmmaker, graphic designer and manufacturer/designer of hand painted women’s clothing and accessories. For eighteen years she designed and built single family homes on spec in Southern CA., where she currently resides. In 2002 she returned to painting full time.

“24 x 24”

“There are times I begin a painting with a preconceived notion of what I want to have happen and sometimes I approach a blank canvas letting the paint and process show me the way. Traditional artist brushes limit my freedom so my studio is full of utensils, knives, paints sticks and squeegees. Continuously adding, subtracting, painting over and painting out, allows the mystery of technique to keep me interested.

Blue Interlude. Acrylic on Canvas. 72 x36

My creative search remains investigative with the hope that in every painting the color and texture will rise to a new level of visual promise”.

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is the simplicity in design.

“24 x 24”
Fire Valley Strata. Each Panel is 48 x 36

Fields

“Most of these paintings, like so many of those in other series, are about assorted types of earth and seascapes. The predominate methods used to make this work are similar to ones in the action series, but a more controlled and subtle relation to the marks on the canvas of many of these works can be seen. Using smaller amounts of paint applied layer after layer almost like air brushing help create an array of many different colors which define the composition.”

Carnivale. Acrylic on Canvas 72 x 36
“36 x36”

STRATA SERIES

“I wanted to take my somewhat textural painting to a new level. These pieces are much like the landscape paintings of previous works but are much more three-dimensional. I am attempting to make my newest work more like sculpture and hope the work encourages the viewer to move from left to right or vice versa to see the changes that occur in the shape and color from the different perspectives.”


ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ART, 225 West Market, San Diego, CA 92101

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