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Peak's Island

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196295 UGallery

Oil painting on Raymar Archival Belgian Linen Panel New

Varnished

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2020

8" h x 8" w x .12" d |0 lbs. 6 oz.

In stock $300

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Part of artist Paula Martino's Maine series. This piece was inspired by a hike around Peak's Island, Maine, on a bright summer day in the month of June in 2020. With the use of her palette knife, Paula renders thick impasto layers with a bright rich color palette. A view of the ocean under a cloudy blue sky welcomes the viewer. Its gentle shade of lavender and blue draws back to tiny whitecap waves meeting a seagrass-covered shore. A small island barely visible in the distance gently sits on top of the horizon. "This is an expression of the untamed New England coast."

Paula Martino

North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Artist Paula Martino paints impressionist scenes, especially of places with water. “They reflect the energy and emotions I feel when I see a compelling locale I visit,” says Paula. Using various tools, she applies thick layers of color with oil or acrylic paint and sometimes uses stencil work. With her palette knife technique, she unveils strands of lighter hues amidst her dominantly saturated palette, creating a semi-abstract element. Paula worked as a CPA for thirty-five years running her own tax practice while raising three children, with one having Down Syndrome. All the while pursuing art part-time in a studio her husband built for her in their basement. After retiring in 2020, she decided to pursue her art practice fully, studying in earnest with nationally recognized colorists, portrait artists, and landscape painters. “The experiences of caregiving and tax prep forced me to be very conscientious and organized with my time and efforts. I needed to be so completely organized for so long that it is a relief to be a little messy in my studio.”

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