2019 art sale and exhibition

Art on the Llano Estacado
Artist 21 of 39

Jody Martin

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Jody is the daughter of Conny Martin, artist, and C.B. Martin, retired builder and watercolorist. Jody never doubted that she would become an artist, and under her mother’s tutelage she learned classical drawing and contemporary design.

She earned her art degree from Abilene Christian University, and went on to study painting under Daniel Greene of New York. In Dallas, Jody worked as a studio artist and muralist. Her love of teaching led her to a job with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for sixteen years. She is now painting full time.

Of Conny Martin, Jody says, “My mother was larger than life. She was the most amazing person I’ve ever known; so full of joy and excitement over the little things, the textures and colors that  surround us, and the thrill of making a painting ‘sing’. She filled my life with fun and adventure, and most importantly, I learned from her the love of painting this amazing world and the love of the creator who made it. My journey continues as I attempt to capture the soul beneath a face or the beauty of a moment!

 

Publications: 

American Art Collector magazine, Collectors Focus: Cityscapes, February 2018

Scheduled for publication in North Light Book’s Strokes of Genius 10, 2018

Better Homes and Gardens

Dallas Morning News

 

Selected Awards: 

Juried into the Pastel Society of America Membership Show in New York

Best of Show, Austin Pastel Society

First Place, Central Texas Pastel Society

 “FAV 15”, Bold Brush International Competition

Second Place, Oils, Irving Art Association

Selected by Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates for the “Rising Star” Exhibit

Finalist “Unique By Nature” $6,000 purchase prize, McKinney Performing Arts Association

Third Place, Central Texas Pastel Society

 

Selected Associations: 

Pastel Society of America

American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists

Outdoor Painters Society

 

For information regarding instruction, visit her website at jodymartinstudio.com.