Featured Artist: Martin Machado

February 17, 2011 at 9:11 AM 10 comments

I have been wanting to do a featured artist series for a while now.  While, I’m not going to claim to know everything there is to know about art, I will say that since childhood, I’ve been taught to have a discerning eye with pieces.  My father was an AVID art collector and he could spend HOURS speaking about each art piece and each one of his favorite artists.  I thought I’d start a weekly post on some of my favorite artists.

I felt I should start the series with an artist who is near and dear to my heart, Martin Machado.  Marty and I go way back to when we were little ones; our parents and grandparents were also friends.  But Marty is much more than just a friend, he is an incredibly talented artist.

For one of Marty’s first shows, he called up my dad and invited him to it.  He told me that he wanted my dad there because he knew my dad had a great eye for art and that he would be honest.  Both accounts were true for my dad.  He loved Marty’s art so much that he bought this piece

Marty’s work is based on his experiences at sea; he has had some very adventurous jobs; his pieces give you authentic glimpses into life at sea.  He has worked as a merchant marine, a commercial fisherman and a sailor.  He has an amazing ability to translate the passing of time onto canvas.  He works with various mediums, some untraditional, such as: epoxy, sea water, fiberglass, as well as more common tools like photography and paint.

The collaboration of his physically grueling and dangerous work out at sea with his keen eye and artistic talent results in breathtaking works of art.

For more information or to purchase one of his pieces, please contact him via his website.

And, since it’s mostly ladies who read this, it doesn’t hurt that the artist looks like this…

I probably embarrassed him with that last little tid bit. 🙂  Please, go check out his work!  www.martinmachado.com


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katy  |  February 17, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    I’m so glad people can put his beautiful face with his fantastic art. I like this featured artist idea and love that you started with Marty! I hadn’t seen the sailboat piece at the bottom, I really like it.

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM

      Thanks, Katy; I’m glad you like it. Since I really love art, I thought it’s high time I share the great artists who are out there. The sailboat pieces is one of his older works, I believe. Joe and Bridget actually own the third one down with the sailboats and cargo boats.

      • 3. bridget  |  February 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

        these photos don’t even do the work justice, it is even more incredible in person. we get more comments and compliments on marty’s work that pretty much anything else in our house. love his work and marty couldn’t be a cooler guy.

  • 4. don  |  February 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    where is the buy now button? some very cool stuff.

    • 5. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM

      Go to his website and buy, buy, buy!! Very cool stuff, indeed.

  • 6. Elisabeth  |  February 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    I love the idea of an artist series. And Martin’s work is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    • 7. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM

      Yay! I’m so happy you love the artist series because I have a bunch more lined up. It’s fun to share. Martin’s work is awesome!

  • 8. jordan g  |  February 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    That guy’s a babe!

    • 9. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM

      Ha ha! He is a babe. You’re a babe too, babe. Remember when we would only refer to each other as ‘Babe’ when we first met in SB? We thought we were hilarious…and I still think we are.

  • 10. Marty  |  February 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    aww shux, thanks babes


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