My paintings are always an exploration of the mind and emotions for me. I call upon my years of experience as an interior designer to manipulate color, texture and composition. To tease ones intellect to reach for higher levels of imagination. My technique involves layers of glazing and the integration of a variety of materials. Living in the southwest I have absorbed the rich colorful environment and expansive landscapes ,and these elements are the abstracted themes that are the foundation for my paintings.
Pure abstraction is a challenge that stimulates me to go beyond realities to create the sense of tension which is present in my work. I am always searching for that delicate sense of balance that excites and then quiets the mind.
- Martha Braun