“The Escarpment” by Barbara Martin
Q: What is an escarpment, you ask?
A: An escarpment is a long, high area of continuous rock that has one steep side. The Oregon coast escarpments are deeply serrated, having been carved up by watercourses over millions of years.
An escarpment image along the Oregon coast.
About the artist:
Barbara Martin grew up on three continents — and has lived in ten states coast to coast. She earned an MBA, is a certified creativity coach and teaches art classes.
She is a guild member of the Arts Council Lake Oswego, the Green Cab, and Westside Art Share near Portland.
Her work is contemporary in style and leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.
Descended from a line of story tellers and herbalists, inspirations come from repressed dreams and the natural world.
Recent recognitions include a juror’s award in the national “Dream” show at ARC Gallery in San Francisco, and publication in numerous journals.
In addition, to the June 2018 Fairweather Gallery’s “Sense of Place” exhibition, Barbara Martin’s juried Oregon shows include “Abstract Catalyst” at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, the 2017 Portland BIG 500, and “Raining Cats and Dogs” at the Portland’5.
Grace note received.
“Just got word I’ve been awarded a generous RACC Professional Development grant!!! Super helpful and really exciting looking ahead.” –-Barbara Martin
Barbara Martin’s rough draft of her artist speech for the opening reception at Fairweather’s. Note, even the paper is colorful!
“Barbara Martin did just fine,” posted Linda Fenton Mendenhall/ Art Walk photographer.
And, so, now, a quote dedicated to Barbara Martin: from a Fairweather art card:
If a task is one begun
Never leave it until it is done.
Be it labor big or small,
Do it well or not at all.
Quote shared from a Fairweather art card.