Born and raised in the heart of Europe, Martina has been exposed to Art, Culture and Music from the start. She came to the United States at the age of 19, lived in San Francisco, Boston and Augusta, GA , then settled in Northern Michigan in 1993 to raise a family. She has just I recent years begun to venture back into her travels, which she combines with work.
Martina delivers a taste of Northern Michigan talent and a unique twist on art. Her talents were discovered at the tender age of three and nurtured throughout her life. As her career as a professional artist is now in its second decade, Martina has established herself as a highly desired and sought-after artistic performer and motivational speaker throughout the State of Michigan, the United States and Europe, painting at Corporate Events, Non-Profit Fundraisers, Private Events and Motivational School Assemblies for all age groups, to mention a few.
What are they saying about Martina?
Roxanne Caine, Vice President of the McLaren Foundation, Flint: Even almost 3 weeks after the event, people are still talking about her, her story, her performance! It truly was one of the most magical and memorable events I have ever been associated with.”
“I’ve seen Martina perform on several occasions,” says Michelle Boettcher, program coordinator at the Elk Rapids District Library, “and I’ve always been impressed with how well she relates to her audienceand the different things that she brings to light that I’ve never thought of or considered—even when I think I know the whole story!”
Richard Hartwell, Petoskey, Michigan: “God, that's amazing! What a unique voice she has as a visual artist, what talent! Just a bunch of creativity and virtuosity going on in Petoskey, with Michelle (Chenard) providing the soundtrack.”
Heather Curtis, Grand Rapids: Thank you for sharing your talent with the public at ArtPrize! You are so fun to watch.
Carlin Smith, Director of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce: m-ART-ina the Speed Artist amazed everyone with her paintings in less than 7-minutes!
Jeremy Kuhn, Grand Rapids: Martina definitely made her mark in Grand Rapids. What a crowd pleaser!