Monday, November 15, 2010

Mary Beth Martin

Name: Mary Beth Martin
Bio: Chicago born Mary Beth Martin was raised in Indiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 1971. As an artist she has been a painter, sculptor, photographer and teacher. Residing near Austin, Texas, Mary Beth’s wildlife paintings reflect the abundance of birds found in her back yard. She is a member of the Central Texas Pastel Society, the Williamson County Art Guild, the Capital Art Society, Georgetown Art Works Board and the Austin Pastel Society.

Mary Beth Martin is possibly the only artist ever to have been a professional clown. She served as president of the World Clown Association in 1992-1993. She clowned at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll in 1992, and was a T.V. regular for four years on Buckskin and Friends - one of the longest running kids show in the U.S.

Mary Beth was one of the eight U.S. representatives at the 2010 International Pastel Festival in France. I mistook her husband Mike for Lorenzo Chavez (well, he was wearing a stetson!). Diana Moya has a painting of him in front of the Eiffel Tower on her website - and he's nearly as tall!
Medium: Pastel, oil.
Subjects: Landscapes, Portraits, Still life.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Main menu remains at side.
Gallery: Portraits; Animals; Landscapes and Cityscapes; Flowers and Still Lifes.
Image View: The thumbnails open in a slideshow. You can scroll serially, or click on the small thumbnails that run along the top of the slideshow screen. Medium and dimension of the originals is not stated. Download is not only possible, Mary Beth provides a download button! I wanted to show you a portrait called Firedance, as I saw it in St Florent. But I could not get that particular image to load. So I’ve picked a painting that reminds me of the French countryside in the region of Poitou-Charente. French Harvest file size is 800 x 623, 155 KB.
Demo: There is a blog page on the website, but not formatted as a blog is currently understood.
Blog: No.
EBay/Flickr: No.

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