Artist/Printmaker Marti Schmidt combines ancient art forms with modern impressionism and adds textures, abstract shapes and silhouettes that evoke a style distinctly her own.
Marti’s art reflects the tropical ambiance of the pan-Caribbean, the exotic mysticism of the south Pacific, with the infusion of European flavor.
The latest modern artwork with it’s exotic imagery, bold approach to color and layers upon layers of intaglio etchings and paint allow images to be exposed from underneath. This will draw the viewer deeper into her paintings and leave them with the feeling of having been to far away places.
Her Latest works are influenced by art sabbaticals to France reflecting the texture and colors of the French countryside, the city lights of Paris and the ancient caves of Pech Merle.
There is often a hint of the intricate curves of New Orleans ironwork, Art Deco geometry, Byzantine Mosaics, Chinese watercolor brushwork and Japanese woodblocks. Marti has over 30 years of experience in art, design, woodblock printing etching, silk-screen and various dye and resist techniques, including Batik.
Batik is the process of layering molten wax, dyes & pigments to create imagery, color & design. A technique thought to be thousands of years old, first used in China and ancient Egypt, Batik is still practiced in Indonesia, Java, Hawaii, India and other islands all over the world.
Marti has perfected her signature style in this medium. Her original Batik paintings and canvases reflecting her faces and figurative works hang in some of the most prestigious homes, resorts, galleries and corporate offices throughout the world.
Marti’s custom fabrics from her Islandreams Textiles Collection and original Batiks were featured at the exclusive Biras Creek Resort, a Relais & Chateaux Hotel, nestled in the British Virgin Islands on Virgin Gorda., BVI. Her work has also been featured two Southern Accents Show Houses , the Coastal Living Magazine Idea House, and in numerous regional ,national and international design magazines including Veranda Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens Bedroom & Bath Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Magazine and Casa & Estilo International Magazine.