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I am a Florida artist and am inspired by many things around me like, weather, the sky, the water, architectural trees and hedges, children, pets, and of course fine art and crafts. I love playing with texture and layers, by scraping and using acrylics,oils, and plaster, and assorted tools while painting my favorite things. I love painting the figure and portraits- playing with light and space, shape and shadow. I often have whimsical dreams of gardens, nudes and animals, jellyfish and sharks communing together for a higher purpose. These dreams are what informs some of my larger paintings. Some of these larger works can be seen on my website: www.martikoehler.com

I studied psychology and art in New Orleans, Tallahassee, and New York City. I practiced as an art therapist for 10 years in Florida, and now, create and conduct fine art programs for pre-schools. I also paint…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 12
  • Joined September 9, 2009

Favorite materials

plaster, oil paints, wax, acrylic, metallic and irridescent paints, hot glue scrapers, canvas, wood, reflective stuff, camera, shells, driftwood

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About

I am a Florida artist and am inspired by many things around me like, weather, the sky, the water, architectural trees and hedges, children, pets, and of course fine art and crafts. I love playing with texture and layers, by scraping and using acrylics,oils, and plaster, and assorted tools while painting my favorite things. I love painting the figure and portraits- playing with light and space, shape and shadow. I often have whimsical dreams of gardens, nudes and animals, jellyfish and sharks communing together for a higher purpose. These dreams are what informs some of my larger paintings. Some of these larger works can be seen on my website: www.martikoehler.com

I studied psychology and art in New Orleans, Tallahassee, and New York City. I practiced as an art therapist for 10 years in Florida, and now, create and conduct fine art programs for pre-schools. I also paint murals and do decorative painting. I like to do yoga to de-stress. I work on all of these things at once and also am a mom of one cool little boy, and a wife of a cool big boy. My dogs are Pookie and Terra and we live in Naples, Florida.

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