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 mindful journey.

Images within our mind’s eye (not the images generated by TV or web pages) are visuals connected to primal vibrations. They are the source for understanding our place and purpose in the world.

This is a deep well of intuition, emotion, collective experience and understanding. My paintings, sculptures and masks are inspired by primal symbols, petroglyphs, dreams and by continuously examining everything around me. Everything! I explore archetypal characters and symbolic situations. These are part of a continuous visualization/realization of my own mythology. I don't know where this will lead. But, when I am totally focused on creating, it is a meditative state where I experience tranquility.

My explorations include sketches, wire forms, clay , photos, manipulation of 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