About the Art:
"Star Horse" 2016 by Carrie Martinez (acrylic on canvas, painted live at shows in Gainesville, FL)
This painting is an exploration into the illusion of the stage, and how the performer can make even the difficult seem easy. Through hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication, the show appears effortless, yet the solemnity of the rider says otherwise. She has come to a crossroads and now longs to be free, to walk in the moonlit forest in peace, without the persistent eye of the audience. She gazes down at her equine companion, and the two shine bright for the world yet again.
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About the Artist:
Carrie Martinez is a self-taught visionary and surrealist artist, live performance painter, and muralist specializing in Goddess Art. Using acrylic paint, she creates dreamlike subjects embellished with timeless beauty and magic realism to stir the imagination and inspire the soul. Her lifelong interest in meditation, lucid dreaming, astronomy, and mysticism are the basis for her art, and she often includes symbolism to convey this exploration. Her studio is in Gainesville, Florida, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Together they are the owners of Visionary CrossFit, a combination gym, gallery, and studio space that encourages the transformation of mind, body, and spirit through fitness, art and music.
For the last 5 years, Carrie's art has been published internationally in the Feminist Spiritual Daybook We'Moon. Since 2010 she has continually shown her work in California, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Etsy is her favorite way to sell her art online, and she works very hard to make sure her collectors are happy with their art purchase.
Carrie is currently working on a collection of tarot-inspired paintings for an oracle card deck she is creating based on Goddess and Sacred Woman archetypes with beautiful dreamscapes, mysticism, and spiritual symbolism. She regularly paints live at art shows and music events, and her paintings are available for solo or group gallery exhibitions.
★ For live painting at shows and gallery exhibitions, please contact artist [!at] carriemartinez.com
★ Currently Carrie is not available for painting commissions and custom work as she is focusing on creating a collection of art that will be published as an oracle card deck.
For more about her painting process, art studio, and creative inspiration, please follow the artist's art blog at: https://carriemartinez.blogspot.com/
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