"I paint with the broad intention to allow an atmosphere to emerge rather than to represent something concrete. For me, painting is an intuitive dance – a process where I aim to release the thinking mind and trust that through the act of painting, the work of layering, and the practice of returning to the canvas again and again, a path towards balance and delight will be revealed. As I find my way, layers of color and texture emerge and retreat until a particular posture is discovered, a particular vision revealed, and a particular energy is held within the canvas. Painting is a meditation for me. I am simultaneously drawn inward as well as launched into the quiet vastness of nature and beyond."
- Sarah Martinez