Martine Jardel

Highlands 51, mixed media, 48 x 48 inches

Highlands 51

Mixed Media On Canvas 

48 x 48 inches

Highlands 44, Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Highlands 44

Mixed Media on Canvas

30 x 40 inches

Highlands 46, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Highlands 46

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 72 inches

Highlands 50, Mixed media, 48 x 60 inches

Highlands 50 

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 48 inches  SOLD

Site 62, Mixed media on canvas, 18 x 18 inches

Site 62

Mixed Media On Canvas 

18 x 18 inches

Site 69, Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

Site 69

Mixed Media On Canvas 

20 x 20 inches

Site 71, Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 37 inches

Site 71

Mixed Media On Canvas 

40 x 37  inches SOLD

Site 78, Mixed media on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Site 78

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Highlands 35, Mixed media on canvas, 64 x 80 inches

Highlands 35

Mixed media on canvas

64 x 80 inches SOLD

Site 57, Mixed media on canvas, 51 x 52 inches

Site 57

Mixed Media On Canvas

51 x 52 inches

Highlands 45, Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Highlands 45

Mixed Media On Canvas 

40 x 30 inches

Highlands 32, Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Highlands 32

Mixed Media On Canvas 

24 x 36 inches

Highlands 30, Mixed Media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Highlands 30

Mixed media on canvas

30 x 40 inches

Nicose, Mixed Media on canvas, 60 x 36 inches

Nivose

Mixed Media On Canvas

60 x 36 inches

Abyss 2, Mixed Media on Canvas, 42 x 60 inches

Abyss 2

Mixed Media On Canvas 

42 x 60 inches SOLD

Germinal, Mixed Media on canvas, 60 x 36 inches

Germinal

Mixed Media On Canvas 

60 x 36 inches

Martine Jardel’s paintings show a process of sedimentation, thin layers of paint combined with a cold wax process lets the light seep out from within the painting. The effect of color transparencies, light and dark, help create a mood or an atmospheric quality which enhances the reading of marks, lines and colors as loose depictions of elements in nature. Recurrent shapes, a tree or a body? Sky or water? Ultimately they are but traces, remnants of images with no fixed identity.

The artist was born in Paris and earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and her Master of Fine Art, also in painting at San Francisco State University. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and one woman shows including two in Paris in 2003 and 2005. She currently lives and maintains a studio in the Bay Area.

I like to see my paintings as spaces of ambiguity inviting the viewer to a patient contemplation.