Artist Victoria Rose Martin About Page

I am an artist and graphic designer. There has never been a time in my life when I did not want to be an artist.

I try to make my art light-hearted, whimsical with a little darkness

about artist and graphic designer Victoria Martin

TRAVEL

Aside from making art, one of my greatest passions is travel. If the opportunity to travel arises always find a way to make it happen. In all of my years on this planet I have never heard of a person on their deathbed say “oh I should have worked more and traveled less”. Enjoy your life, follow your bliss.

about artist and graphic designer Victoria Martin

INFLUENCE

My work is a reflection of life. The pieces are memories of people, places and things I have known. In the small faces I can see members of my family, people I once knew, and even myself. The work tends to be whimsical with a slightly dark under current. There is an exploration of traditional women’s activities or hobbies such as dolls and craft.

My sculptural forms are hand built using low-fire clay. Which is why no two figures will ever be exactly the same. The surfaces are decorated with stamped words and a variety of finishes, including oxides, under glaze, and glaze. My art is collected both nationally and internationally. It’s in the permanent collection of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Armenia. I’ve shown my work at SDC London, England and I was commissioned to paint Pop Art inspired murals at the Venue in London, England. I’ve shown work in numerous galleries including the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, the Florida Craftsmen, St Petersburg, FL, and the Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC. My sculptural work has appeared in several publications: including Ceramics Ireland, Art Doll Quarterly, but visit the Press page to see more examples.