A Cooperative Art Gallery Showcasing Local Artists

The Artist Loft Gallery

367 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
541-756-4088 theartistloftgallery@gmail.co

Georgia Martin

Artist Statement

Georgia has been painting and drawing since she could hold a crayon or pencil. She started oil painting in junior high school and continued through high school, college and nursing school. Once married and having two boys, she had little time to devote to her love of art other than a few stolen moments.

Over the years, she has taken many classes and workshops from notable artists. When she retired from psychiatric nursing in 2008, she began a journey to learn watercolor. She had always been attracted to watercolor in galleries. It was a challenging endeavor, but she has enjoyed the process.

Georgia has always appreciated expressionistic paintings. She has studied the painters of that period. Claude Monet is her very favorite. She was fortunate to view some of his originals in Paris, as well as other other artists.

When Georgia is creating an idea or putting it on paper, it is like reality takes a back seat and she becomes unaware of time and becomes completely absorbed in her love of painting. Even if she throws out her creation, she feels like it has been a learning process. She finds she is most fulfilled and happy when she is using her creative process.