Little things are big. I love to zoom in on my a small subject and make it big! All those seemingly little details become large, prominent and important. To me, that is very important; all those little things. They’re not so little.
I aim, with my art, to make people slow down and notice the beauty of the things that they miss. I want to help people connect with that beauty and maybe even help them find a sense of wonder they didn’t know they were missing.
My medium of choice is pastels. I also use black ink with watercolor and sometimes instant coffee.
Hope Martin (°1968, Chicago, United States) makes pastel paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks. By taking daily life as subject matter while depicting detailed closeups, Martin creates art that invites the viewer to take a closer look at life.
Her paintings are characterized by the use of everyday people, animals and objects in which recognition, light and shadow play an important role. Hope Martin currently lives and works in Columbia, Missouri.