My name is Martine Vanderspuy, art director and principle artist behind the Martine Gallery. I have lived in many parts of the world growing up on four continents and finally settling in Australia. I chose to study graphic design which led me to setting up a multiple award-winning graphics businesses.
I have experimented with many different mediums. Resin however has become my favourite and principal medium of experimentation and creativity. The medium is fluid in nature and extremely difficult to work with as it constantly moves making it a challenge to capture the colour and fluidity of the final composition. Using many layers, the resin creates vibrancy, colour and clarity, the shadows and the glint of light on water. The tactile nature and depth of the resin almost allows you to dive into the artwork. I aim to create artworks that lift peoples spirits by viewing the ever changing ocean. Creating my art series ‘Window to the Sea’.
my resin art portfolio –
I also love fine art photography. This has resulted in my Botanical range all available through my website. I love the vibrant colours of floral. Mixing them with inks and multi media through Photoshop results in a unique artwork to add a pop of colour to any interior. All of my photographic works are printed into archival canvas with a 75 year ink life. All produced in Australia ready to hang.
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My work fuses the imagery of macro photography with the bold aesthetics of graphic design. That’s been the appeal for most of my clients. I love to blend high key photography, illustration and painting with gorgeous, tactile effects like resin, varnish, paint, perspex and metal. My designs work on hard and soft mediums – from hanging artwork, to wallpaper, metal outdoor or garden art, to rugs and upholstery fabrics. You name it – I can design on it! I adore interior design and so I design with interiors in mind.
The bespoke element of my work is quite unique. Whilst clients can choose from my limited edition online gallery, I delight most in working with clients to create something personal to their brief – colour, sizing, materials, mood and budget. I’ll even help them turn their own photographs into art pieces. Essentially, I love to listen, love to fulfil a brief and adore delighting people.