Susan Martin - Folk Art Carving and Painting
Susan Martin�s Artist�s Background
Susan taught third, fourth, and fifth grades in Menomonee Falls and the Waupaca, Wisconsin School Districts for the past 35 years. Summers were often spent teaching painting, drawing, and woodcarving in both districts. Susan retired from teaching a few
years ago and enjoys being a student once again. She has been taking watercolor, acrylic,
and carving classes at Northeastern Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College,
Jack Richeson�s, Peninsula Art School, workshops, and meets with fellow carvers weekly
in Schreier�s wood shed.
Susan�s folk art carvings and paintings were juried and seen most recently in the following shows:
Wausau Center for Visual Arts, Playful Things Show, 2007
Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Wisconsin Visual Artists Show, 2008
Neville Public Museum�s 64th Annual Art Exhibition, 2008
Neville Public Museum, Wisconsin Visual Artists Statewide Show, 2009
Waupaca Fine Arts Festival, 2007, 2008
Wolf River Art League�s Annual Art Show, 2009
Susan�s work is represented in these galleries, shops, and restaurants:
Amherst Coffee Company, Waupaca, WI
Blue Dolphin House Studio, Ephraim, WI
Bohlin Gallery, Mineral Point, WI
Embellishments, Waupaca, WI
Greenleaf Gallery, Bannockburn, IL
Silver Coach Restaurant, Stevens Point, WI
She is a member of the Bay Area Watercolor Guild, Door County Art League,
Mid-Wisconsin Chippers, Oshkosh Fine Arts Association, and Wisconsin Visual Artists.
Sue also volunteers for the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival Show.
Susan has an unending curiosity about human behavior, relationships, and a love for pets, which she tries to incorporate in her work, while she has fun playing with color, design, and composition. She enjoys working narratives into her pieces, which are often
whimsical and tongue-in-cheek. Lately Susan has been taking figures from her paintings, carving these figures, and putting them alongside her two-dimensional pieces. Sue also enjoys doing commission pieces and frequently has customers ordering carvings of their pets and personalized Santa Clauses with their pets, children, grandchildren, hobbies, or other item. She loves the creative process, because it connects her with others.
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