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deondra martin

Other / Arnaudville, Louisiana

Artist Statement

Life is the most exhilarating and disheartening experience. Through the ups and downs we somehow continue to find beauty. My life is not perfect but my art takes me beyond my ordinary environment. Art is a place where I am free to be vulnerable and very passionate about how and what is needed to be expressed. This earth and all other things that God has created is so marvelous. I try to interpret that beauty by using vivid colors throughout my drawings and paintings. Color speaks to everyone one differently but it is always the first thing to catch viewers’ attention. My goal is to capture what we see in our everyday lives and make it fascinating again.

Biography

I was born and was raised in beautiful South Louisiana where inspiration is found in every day landscapes. Only here do you find the richness of Cajun culture that is centered around warmth, family and good food. I am the youngest of three siblings with too many nieces and nephews to list, the wife of a wonderful husband and mother of two beautiful sons. Three months after our first child was born he left his earthly body to be with our heavenly Father. During that short period of time that he spent with us forever changed my heart. Throughout my life’s journey I have experienced joyous and difficult seasons that have inspired my work. For as long as I can remember art has been a part of my life. From playing instruments, drawing, and writing I just knew that being some type of artist was part of it. My formal training began in High School at Arts Academy and attending New Orleans Center for Creative Arts during the summer of 2002. My education continued after high school in Colorado at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. My life long goal is to inspire, continue to create and share my love of art. My favorite mediums to work with are acrylic paints and colored pencils. I currently work at Painting With A Twist part time while also focusing on building my career.