Artist: Marti White
Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, January 7, 1943
Basic college courses in drawing, design and fashion illustration
Oil Painting from Clement Haupers in St. Paul, MN
Oil portraiture under Philomene Miller in Minnesota
Various watercolor classes and short courses in Minnesota and Wisconsin with Virginia Adams, Judy Blain, Russell Norberg, Pat Geisheker, Lee Weiss, and Karlyn Holman. Classes in Tucson with Syd Seeber, Guadelupe Montano, Cynthia Miller and Pat Morahn
Experience: Painted in watercolor for over 20 years winning several local competitions and two one-woman shows in Minneapolis/St. Paul area
Painting in my studio at Muse in multi-media and collage for the past year.
Have shown at the Hausman Gallery at The Audubon Society and at the Nortena Festival in 2002.
Presently showing at Otero Gallery in Tubac, AZ.
My focus is to get what is within my unconscious mind onto the painting which is a much more spiritual direction than in the past. Some of my work is quite abstract, but not all of it. I have enjoyed taking works of art by masters of the past and weaving their images into works of my own. I also enjoy beginning with no plan and seeing where the media will take me. I feel these works express what is within me more than the planned pieces. There is no end to the possibilities in working with several mediums on one piece and having the option of adding collage elements expands the creative process even further. I feel that an artist's work is always evolving and changing and this new avenue of expression is an example of that evolution in both my art and my personal life.