Hope Martin, artist

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Soft Pastels . Charcoal . Colored Pencils


Hi there, I'm Hope Martin, an artist based in Columbia. Since before 2014, I've been honing my skills in the mediums of soft pastels and charcoal. Before delving into the world of fine art, I had a background in graphic design. My deep desire to be there for my kids led me to step away from the corporate world.Spending time outdoors with my children reignited a spark within me – a passion for art and nature that I thought I had lost. It was a transformative experience that inspired me to blend my love for nature with my design skills and a methodical artistic process.Now, I create artwork that explores the vibrant colors and intricate details I find in the world around me. Each stroke of pastel or charcoal on the paper is infused with my deep connection to nature's beauty. It's more than just a profession; it's a way for me to express my profound awe and appreciation for the wonders of the environment.Through my art, I hope to share the magic of the natural world and invite others to see it through my eyes. It's a journey of rediscovery, and I'm excited to take you along with me!


You can see my portfolio online here. You can help me keep it available by joining one of my teams over on Patreon. You can also watch me create over on YouTube! Looking for cards and stickers? Check out my new shop!


These days, there are so many ways to get in touch and I would love to hear from you! You can send an email to [email protected], sign up for my newsletter, and ask about available artwork. Oh! And I have a shop with cards and stickers. Just use these links or click on the icons below.

me at my table easel working in my sketchbook

2024 Event Calendar

May 3: CoMo First Friday
Balsamo Warehouse 6-9pm
June 2-3: Art in the Park!!!
10a-5p & 10a-4p Columbia, MO
T E N T A T I V E:
September: Zipper Fest
October: Fall Into Art
November: Loop Holiday Market

Take a class

Looking for an in-person class with me?
Apr 13 - May 18: Capturing Likeness
at the Columbia Art League.
Class meets on Saturdays from 2pm - 4pm.
June 22: Charcoal Explorations
at the Columbia Art League.
July 13: Pastel-along workshop, Sunflower
at Columbia Art League
Interested in one-on-one instruction? Use the contact form to set it up.

Hope Martin, artist
Pet Portrait & Nature Artist