A self taught artist, I began painting in late 2009 and never looked back. In my work I like to mix it up using a variety of media and techniques. I especially enjoy painting with acrylics and with oil based and acrylic paint pens. I like to think of my art as unique in that I don't stick to just one style. I combine painting, drawing, abstract and realism to create something one-of-a-kind.
Vibrant colors and bold images are a hallmark of my style. To me color is everything; it is a mood, a feeling. I listen to the colors as I paint, and they speak for themselves.
Raised on Catalina Island, its famous (and not so famous) landmarks feature prominently in my work. However, I prefer to paint classic Catalina images with a twist, creating familiar scenes from different perspectives, and capturing the Island’s unique character.
My goal is simple; I would like to be remembered as one of the greats! On that note I hope you like what you see and that you will come back often to view my latest creations.
© 2013 Carlos Martinez, Mamba’s Art – All rights reserved
Carlos Martinez joined Fine Art America on July 11th, 2013.