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Greetings! My name is Courtney Autumn Martin, an artist/illustrator/designer.
(I also sell my illustration work on Etsy under the username "ElemenoPrints").

I graduated with honors in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and currently work as a full-time freelancer. My illustration work for the children's market includes picture books, book covers, classroom readers, magazines, museum murals, and children's painting kits. When not illustrating, I enjoy creative outlets including traditional, abstract, and portrait painting as well as making artist books.

My wonderful husband (fellow artist and designer Adam Hunter Peck) and I live happily in our book-filled home in Slatersville, RI with our two cats, Griffin & Miette. See all my stuff at: www.camartinart.com…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 26
  • Joined August 14, 2011

Favorite materials

gouache, watercolor, ink

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DoodlePaintings
Making circles since 2005

About

Greetings! My name is Courtney Autumn Martin, an artist/illustrator/designer.
(I also sell my illustration work on Etsy under the username "ElemenoPrints").

I graduated with honors in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and currently work as a full-time freelancer. My illustration work for the children's market includes picture books, book covers, classroom readers, magazines, museum murals, and children's painting kits. When not illustrating, I enjoy creative outlets including traditional, abstract, and portrait painting as well as making artist books.

My wonderful husband (fellow artist and designer Adam Hunter Peck) and I live happily in our book-filled home in Slatersville, RI with our two cats, Griffin & Miette. See all my stuff at: www.camartinart.com

ABOUT MY WORK:
The abstract "doodles" seen here are paintings and drawings composed entirely without premeditated composition, color, or form. My process begins by adding random colors spontaneously to a surface (sometimes paper, sometimes digital). Once a color backdrop has been established, I begin doodling simple shapes and circles over top with an ink pen or with a drawing tablet if done digitally. Sometimes the entire canvas is filled, other times areas are left open.

I never know how a piece will turn out because they are 100% unplanned. I simply start drawing. One shape leads to another, my mind wanders, and unconscious compositions begin to emerge. Intuition and subconscious decision making take control and I just draw whatever my hand wants to draw. I lose sense of myself and enter into a highly meditative flow. Hours easily pass without sensing time.

While each piece is open to any number of interpretations, the concept of micro versus macro environments and landscapes is a recurring theme that emerges in these paintings. Some see the circles as cells, amoebas, and microscopic organisms, while others see vast rolling hills and skyscapes.

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