February 2011 Artist of the Month – Jim Martinez
I look at my art with the same satisfaction that an author might view his or her writing, or a musician might appreciate the music. If I only had myself to share it with I would feel blessed. I love to share what I create and can’t wait to show someone as soon as it’s done (my wife is usually my first victim). As I have come to live with the fact that I am never completely satisfied with an end work, I know that I will always learn something from the drawbacks that I can carry to my next piece. I have always loved the drawing aspect of fine art, and just recently began experimenting with scratchboard. The hatching techniques required are, to me, a pure and basic form of drawing and shading.