About the Artist

Hi there, I'm Hope Martin, a pet portrait and wildlife 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 "out grown”. 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 pretty picture; it's how I express my profound awe and appreciation for the wonders of the animal kingdom.

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!