Martha Jo Mahoney
     

Martha Horse Hugging

 

 

Martha At Work

Artist Statement

I am a non-objective painter using an internal reference. This form of expression has always provided me with an unparalleled means of conveying emotion and mood. My work is evocative and poetic rather than descriptive. Painted arrangements are metaphors for things in nature, both physical and spiritual. Elements and relationships come into being, evolve and phase out or transform, just as things do in life.

My current work begins with automatic drawing - a series of gestural, linear movements that come from my interior, from a place of “no mind”. Working quickly, continuously layering paint and medium, pushing it with a brush and hands, keeping no area sacred, I keep the process fluid and in flux. I work over and layer the paint, taking away, adding, and inviting accident over control to arrive at a feeling of resolution.

About My Work

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House, Exhibition show April-May 2010
  • Naples Museum of Art – Florida Contemporary Show, May-July 2010
  • Artwork chosen for mural design for Dynatech building in downtown Orlando along with 6-story panels of artwork
  • Solo Shows include Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Fl; Q Gallery, Orlando, FL
  • Miller Gallery, Winter Park, Fl; New York Public Library, Jefferson Market, NYC
  • Collections include Lincoln Properties, Orlando, FL and Hilton Inns, Maitland, FL
  • Exhibitions include Deland Museum of Art, Rollins College, Orlando Opera Guild, Meridian Gallery, Thomasville, Ga; Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL

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