CARLY ALLEN MARTIN

CARLY ALLEN MARTIN Carly Allen Martin is an acclaimed contemporary artist best known for her use of color and layers of textural nuances. Her work is empathetic to the challenges of the human experience and taps into the connection we share in our common humanity. The work ultimately celebrates and acknowledges the optimism of resilience and beauty within that connection.

Allen Martin creates vibrant expressive paintings that open up a world of connection and hope, taking the viewer beyond the confines of the canvas. Through the use of multiple mediums, such as charcoal, graphite, pastel, and oil, she creates a world of layers and textural nuances producing one-of- a-kind pieces, standing on their own within her body of work.

Allen Martin works on archival paper, panel, and linen. The texture and tone of the raw surface takes on an active roll and space within the work. The material offers up somewhat of a homecoming to an honest, raw experience and expression. The paintings begin with gestural sketches and washes of color. From there, layers are built through intuitive mark-making and the juxtaposition of line and color, until the painting has fully expressed itself.

Allen Martin studied at Santa Reperata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, The European Academy of Art in Trier, Germany, and Aoyama Gakiun University in Tokyo, Japan. She holds a BFA in painting from Texas Christian University.

Allen Martin's work is collected both privately and publicly within the United States and internationally. Public collections of her work include BBVA Compass Bank, Texas Oncology Hospital, and Texas Christian University. She has been featured in a variety of notable publications including LUXE, Paper City, Modern Luxury, Fort Worth Magazine, 360 Southwest, Food Network, and The Dallas Morning News.

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SACRED REALM
Mixed Media on Paper
51.5 X 59.5 in
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MINI LINEN STUDY XIV
Mixed Media on Linen
10 X 10 in
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MINI LINEN STUDY XIX
Mixed Media on Linen
10 X 10 in
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MINI LINEN STUDY XIII
Mixed Media on Linen
10 X 10 in
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WILD VIOLETS
Mixed Media on Panel
50 X 48 in
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MINI LINEN STUDY XI
Mixed Media on Linen
10 X 10 in
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MINI LINEN STUDY XXI
Mixed Media on Linen
10 X 10 in
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CROSS OCEANS
Mixed Media on Paper
30.5 X 22.5 in
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SAUVAGE I
Mixed Media on Panel
60 X 60 X 2.5 in
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I DREAM IN THE MORNING
Mixed Media on Paper
51 X 58 in
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ARBORETUM GARDEN STUDY III
Mixed Media on Linen
24.5 X 20.5 X 3 in
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ARBORETUM GARDEN STUDY II
Mixed Media on Linen
24.5 X 20.5 X 3 in
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WHERE THE SKIES ARE BLUE STUDY I
Mixed Media on Linen
24.5 X 20.5 X 3 in
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CLOUDY DREAMS UNREAL
Mixed Media on Panel
24 X 24 in
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YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE
Mixed Media on Panel
60 X 50 X 2 in
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INTERNAL LANDSCAPE
Mixed Media on Paper
72.5 X 52.5 in
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EARLY MORNING LIGHT
Oil on Panel
60 X 48 X 2 in