Women's Art Association of Hamilton

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Pat Martin Biography

I studied fine arts at McMaster and illustration at OCAD but have only recently returned to painting.

I was born and raised in Hamilton but moved to Toronto to pursue my schooling. I now call Guelph home.

The opportunity to paint en plein air combines my passion for nature with art. The pieces document for me the experience of being immersed in the landscape; an intimate state with which a studio environment cannot replicate.

I work exclusively in oil on panel and love the push and pull of paint around the spaces created by the moving light.

My figure and portrait work is alla prima working with a model. Using oil on panel or canvas, I love the movement of paint to animate these fleshy landscapes.