WATERCOLOR | PRINTMAKING
“I have always had a love for the outdoors and hold a special reverence for trees. I experiment with the medium of printmaking to produce semi-abstract landscape trees. The prints are variable editions (VE) using mat board. I attempt to obtain an interesting texture using different materials, and I search for a print that has an organic, natural looking design that is strong and rich in value."
-- Mike Martin
"Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the Lord when he comes to judge the earth." Psalm 96:12
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Mike Martin lives in Comfort, Texas, with his wife, Susan. He is a plein air painter who paints in watercolor. Martin has recently returned to his roots as a printmaker and works primarily in collagraph prints.
Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which textural and three-dimensional materials are applied to a rigid substrate. Similar to collage, the word collagraph is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, and graph, meaning the activity of drawing.
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