Meet the Artist: Amy Martin
Amy’s diverse career path, including a number of years in the military, has taken her all over the world and exposed her to many unique experiences. While her career path has been dynamic, one constant has always been her passion for art.
Her primary training in painting took shape during her college years in the 1990s when she focused on oil painting as her minor. She still maintains her affinity for oil paints, enamored with the richness of the paint and the transparency it evokes when layered.
Amy’s artwork has always been inspired by vibrant colors, but also from unique perspectives. She often taps into her past experience as a pilot and engages her painting with an appreciation for the perspective only found flying at low altitudes. The shapes and colors of this unique point of view push her to experiment with her painting and she’s enjoyed learning from these experiments and from her fellow artists on the Island over the years.
Having moved to Camano Island 11 years ago, she’s been on the Tour now for about five years. Excited to return, she has a new studio to share for the first time — a restored 120-year-old barn. She’s looking forward to sharing the new space and her artwork with returning patrons of the Tour and sees the more intimate setting of this year’s reduced capacity tour as a potential opportunity to spend more time with visitors.