About the Artist
Grace Martin combines her love of interior design, color, and line work into her passion for experimentation in her works. Many of her works are painted on repurposed canvases that are too worn or layered to be reused in class. Each new work presents its own problem to solve with existing texture, line work, and mediums. Many works are created in her home studio, but she is always at work during any break she has in her teaching duties. Each work follows the feelings, chaos, creativity and fulfillment she experiences in the classroom. The joy she gets from teaching and creating with her students lends itself to the wide variety of processes and styles she uses in her own works.
Meet Grace Martin Franklin
Grace Martin is an abstract artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended Meredith College where she earned a BFA in Interior Design and Studio Art. She went on to earn a K-12 teaching license in visual art. Grace Martin found her passion in teaching high school art and currently works at Longleaf School of the Arts as a Visual Art Teacher and Dean of the Arts. Through her teaching she continues creating her own work and is inspired by her incredibly talented students. Grace Martin continues to develop her own artwork and spends each day creating, modeling, brainstorming, and experimenting with her students.
Grace currently has two solo art displays at Taste and Whiskey Kitchen in Raleigh, NC.