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Artist Gayle Martin


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://gaylemartinart.com

  • Year Born: 1952

  • Price Range: $200.00 - $4,500.00
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Biography


My life as a painter has been unconventional and has led me to some interesting places.  It has given me an opportunity to meet some wonderful people that have shaped who I am today.  I continue the journey of finding my voice within and know with each painting the voice gets louder.
 
Painting started for me at the age of nine with a paint by number clown picture I got from trading in my mother’s S&H Greenstamp books.  It was amazing to me how simple shapes and colors created an image.
 
I continued painting and discovered I had a voice in me, but couldn’t hear it.  In 1969, I won a scholarship to attend the Upper Merion Cultural Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school in 1970, I attended the Atlanta School of Art for a couple of years.  I became discouraged that I was not finding a way to reach the voice that compelled me to paint.  I decided to move out on my own and pursue my painting alone.  In 1972, I met Larry Brooks of Brooks 64 Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.  He showed my work until I moved back to Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, where I became affliated with Barclay Gallery. 
 
In 1976, I was introduced to a Hungarian art collector from Quito Ecuador.  He arranged a one-woman show for me at Galeria Artes in Quito.  Upon returning from Ecuador, I moved to Laguna Beach, California.
 
I took various classes at the Laguna Beach School of Art and participated in the Festival of Arts, exhibiting various limited edition etchings, lithographs, drawings and paintings.  Some of my pieces were shown at L’Orangerie Gallery in Laguna.  In 1980, I had a one-woman show at the Spurgeon Room in the Santa Ana Library.   A one woman show was held at the [...]

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