ART of Martine Mahoudeau


Artist Statement

     I work with acrylic to explore figurative, abstract, and semi-abstract forms to realize a variety of colorful and vibrant paintings. I also use block-prints to create small figurative black and white prints about people and nature. I play with other media once in a while such as watercolors, gouache, monoprint, and clay, but they are marginal to my artwork.

I like to use my creativity and skill to reveal to viewers the essence and soul hidden within the human psyche, everyday life situations, and common objects. I wanted to be an artist since childhood and was always inspired by human emotions and the free ways they have been expressed by artists since the beginning of the 20th century.


GETTING OUTSIDE THE FRAME, Santa Cruz Parks, Summer and Fall of 2021, In parks throughout Santa Cruz county, CA, link coming

Santa Cruz Makers Market, Watercolors and Prints for Sale, Sunday, June 20, 10-5pm, 1100 block of Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT & BENEFIT SALE, Silicon Valley Open Studios, May 1 – May 31, 2021, CA, View online

MY INSPIRATION, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, April 21 – June 12, 2021, Online and window-display at 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, CA, View Online

CREATE IN PLACE,  Pajaro Valley Arts , 1 year, 2020-2021, Watsonville, CA, View online

PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, LIFE! Members exhibit, Pajaro Valley Arts , Watsonville, CA, View online 

PEOPLE, PLACES & POETRY, Pajaro Valley Arts , 1 year, 2020-2021, Watsonville, CA, View online

VISUAL ARTISTS NETWORK, Santa Cruz Arts Council, CA, 1 year, 2020-2021, View 0nline