Featured Artist Corina St. Martin

Enjoy the delightful portfolio of Corina St. Martin. Visit her website to see more of her vibrant paintings.

 

A Balanced Point of View

“A Balanced Point of View” – 30″ x 40″ acrylics on canvas

 

I was born in Florida and grew up mostly in Wisconsin but currently call Indiana home. Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a deep love for animals. They are so fascinating and the fact that there are so many different species of life on this planet is truly wonderful.

 

Babe Ruth

“Babe Ruth” – 11″ x 14″ acrylics on canvas

 

My love for art is also something that I discovered as a kid. So the melding of the two has been a natural fit.

 

Ocean Traveler

“Ocean Traveler” – 9″ x 12″ acrylics on canvas

 

Though there have been many sidesteps along the way in finding the right medium and field to work in, for the past couple of years I’ve been painting in a sort of “pop art” style. Bright, vivid colors have found their way onto my canvases adding a fun element to the various animals being portrayed.

 

Sasha

“Sasha” – 11″ x 14″ acrylics on canvas

 

I paint pet portrait commissions of dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and colorful wildlife art! My hope is that through my paintings people will find the joy that animals bring to our amazing world.

 

A Wild Hare

“A Wild Hare” – 12″ x 36″ acrylics on canvas

 

I’ve been working as an artist in various mediums for the past 20 years. From architectural ceramics, to bronze sculpture, animation, graphic design, jewelry making, painting and drawing.

 

African Roller

“African Roller” – 9″ x 12″ acrylics and paper on canvas

 

My work is ever evolving and I’m very excited about the future! One of the things that I’ll be working on soon is a series of new animal sculptures. I’ve really been wanting to get my hands back in the clay so I’m really looking forward to making some time to do just that.

 

Emma

“Emma” – 16″ x 20″ acrylics on canvas

 

I begin my paintings by gathering reference photos of the subject. (I also make the decision of whether or not it will be a collage painting. If it will, then I’ll gather the items that I’m going to adhere to the canvas.)

 

Bee Eater

“Bee Eater” – 9″ x 12″ acrylics and paper on canvas

 

From there I will lay out the drawing until I get the look I’m after. I’ll either blow up my drawing and use tracing paper to transfer it to the canvas or I’ll use the grid system. After the drawing is looking how I want, then I’ll spray it with workable fixative.

 

Teddy

“Teddy” – 9″ x 12″ acrylics on canvas

 

From there I’ll do an under-painting to get rid of all the white and to lay in my values. Then I usually start with painting the eyes. Once they are looking good it feels like the painting comes to life and then the colors choose themselves pretty much.

 

White Stag

“White Stag” – 12″ x 24″ acrylics and antique paper on canvas

 

Occasionally I’ll do color comps but I’ve done so many of these paintings that it kind of becomes second nature in choosing the colors. I primarily use Golden fluid acrylics. They spread very well and the colors are vibrant. Kids love the colors!

 

Goliath

“Goliath” – 16″ x 20 acrylics on canvas

 

Corina St. Martin invites you to visit her Etsy shop and follow her on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Love the vibrancy and wonderful facial expressions of these animals.

  2. Wonderful wonderful art. So beautiful and full of color and character. You have captured the souls of these beautiful sentient beings in their most loving poses and expressions. You have a gift, don’t ever stop.

  3. Sherri Chapman says:

    Great Corina! I Love your art everything you do is so beautiful and all the animals are very soulful!

  4. Rita Ball says:

    Corina, I love all your art!! You truly capture the soul of each creature you paint!! You are amazing with the eyes!! I feel I can see all the way to their soul. You have so much talent and I am so very proud of you!! Keep up the great work!!

  5. Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate your kind words!!!

  6. Vibrant art.. the fact that you paint pets makes the painting ever so personal to the owner. Lovely choice of colors and textures

  7. Corina, love your style! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE OFFERING A WORKSHOP.NEAR OR IN SO.CAL.

    • Thank you so much Lydia! I haven’t taught any painting workshops yet but I’m open to it. For now if you have any questions feel free to send me an e-mail and I’d be glad to answer questions.

      Thanks!

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