The work is personal and inspired by those close to her—using paint, encaustic and photo transfer.
She teaches at the Jordan Community School in Chicago (named after the Jordan family, not Michael specifically). Martin has even done an encaustic piece for Michael’s mother, Deloris.
“Mrs. Jordan was involved in the school since its inception 20 years ago so I have known her that long. Last year I had a student art show at the Black Cloud Gallery,” says Martin. “All donation names were put in a hat. The one that got picked received an encaustic painting made from their photo. Mrs. Jordan wanted one as well. I did a painting for her from an old photo. “
Martin as graciously agreed to do the same for mapanare.us. As a new reward for our Kickstarter Martin will create a 12"x 12", 9" x 12" or 12"x 16" encaustic painting of a photo provided by YOU (just like she did for Michael’s mom). Usually this would cost $500.
To see Martin’s encaustic pieces go HERE.