Martha L. Lent 2016 Bio
Martha has been a long time resident of Central Florida. Living in Florida and traveling abroad has informed her paintings and prints of flora and fauna, capturing the subtle details of nature’s grand design.
“My art work is a reflection of my passion for closely observing delicate seasonal shifts and changes that influence transformations in flowers, habitats, sky, marsh and water. My discoveries are first captured through the lens and transformed through paint, recording the metamorphosis of light to bold dynamic colors, textures and patterns. I have recently completed a new collection of paintings entitled “Southern Influence,” imagery from Central Florida, New Symrna Beach, St. Augustine, Miami and Key West.”
Ms. Lent started her early career as a graphic designer and illustrator, earning her Graphic Design Technology degree from Valencia College. Soon after graduating she taught for eight years within the Graphic Design Department as an Illustration Adjunct teacher. Her passion for the arts has inspired many students through developing arts integrated curriculum for children, teens and adults through Community Outreach Programs.
Transforming her skills as a designer and her passion for painting, Martha quickly turned her interests to studying printmaking with several internationally renowned Master Printmakers at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass, Co and Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.
Through the last fifteen years of exploring and mastering many different fine art techniques and mediums, Martha happily refers to herself as an artist who wears many hats, a mixed media artist.
“I enjoy the process of cross-pollinating my ideas. Each new project, whether an oil painting of native birds, or a mixed media assemblage utilizing found ephemera, the process for me always begins the same way. Some projects will develop with more formal boundaries while others take on a spirited life of their own. Spontaneous moments with unexpected results are the most rewarding to me.”
Combining all of her former work experiences for Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers and as a scenic artist have brought her to transform her energies into creating large scale, site specific Public Art Works. Some of her most recent projects have included the Orange County and the Orlando Magic Goldenrod Recreation Center, the Deltona Regional Children’s Library, the Children’s Surgical Center at Florida Hospital, seven wall mounted sculptures for the Children’s Emergency Room at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL and most recently, a large scale, wall sculpture project for the Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.
For many years, Martha has worked closely within the local Orlando Arts Community, creating illustrations for the Orlando Children’s Repertory Theater for 8 seasons and recently was commissioned to create an original work of art which celebrated the Orlando Philharmonic 25th Year Anniversary.
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Martha L. Lent