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Christina Martinez

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Christina Martinez

Jewelry, Painting
Artist Website
Instagram Handlechristinamartinezart
Mailing Address PO Box 4
 Abiquiú, NM 87510
Phone 505-685-4413
Oil Paintings, Silver & Mokume Gane Jewelry

Growing up in the culturally rich town of Abiquiú, I was constantly inspired to create. My inspiration is primarily from the environment surroundings and drawing and painting have been a part of my life since I was a child. New Mexico’s enchanting landscapes, unique architecture, and historical churches serve as the creative catalyst for most of my work. I also enjoy taking photographs of scenic views and flowers, then later transfer these images onto canvas.

Over the years I have become interested in a wider arena of art, experimenting with wood, different mediums of painting, photography, and metalsmithing. I have been perfecting several jewelry techniques, but there is one in particular that I’ve fully embraced. The patterns created using Mokume Gane (which means “wood-grain metal”) remind me of the beauty that surrounds me here and resemble the unique New Mexico geological formations. Inherent in Mokume Gane style is the fact that no two pieces can ever be identical.