I call myself a Directivist and I paint with deliberate intent.
My paintings are primarily non-representational. They are inspired by energy, movement, sound or common things. I express this through large broad brushstrokes, washes of colour and layered drips of paint. I work mostly large scale; five by seven feet or larger. I often work in dark tones or bright colours. The paintings can be concrete or random in their composition, linear or sculptural in their presence. It is the contrast that I find most interesting.
My paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. They are included in public, corporate and private collections.
I was born in London, England. I graduated from the Experimental Arts department at The Ontario College of Art ( Now called The Ontario College of Art & Design ) in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
I am painting The Olympians. The Greek Gods -Apollo, Zeus and Poseidon and others. See www.martabaricsa.com for more images....