Chas Martin - Paintings, Sculptures, Art Classes

Watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculptures and art classes

If art is a path of discovery,
artwork is a record of the journey.

As technology invades every facet of our lives, pure visualization - images within our mind’s eye - becomes even more important as a method for understanding our true place and purpose in the world.
The images I explore are inspired by books, dreams and by continuously questioning everything around me. Everything! I combine traditional watercolor techniques with archetypal characters and symbolic situations. These are part of an ongoing storyboard – a visualization of my own mythology.

I explore images from multiple facets: sketches, wire frames, clay maquettes, photos of any of these stages, manipulation of those photos, more sketches, watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, collage, assemblage and sculpture. Exploration on so many levels turns visualization into realization. Living, breathing, manipulating and becoming the image as it develops draws the energy from the concept into reality.

Night Passage - 14x20" watercolor on paper

Night Passage - 14x20" watercolor on paper