Martine Jardel

Tears of Color 7, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Tears of Color #7

Mixed Media On Canvas 

36 x 60 inches

Tears of Color 12, Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 48 inches

Tears of Color #12

Mixed Media on Canvas

30 x 48 inches

Abyss #3, Mixed media on canvas, 42 x 60 inches

Abyss #3

Mixed Media on Canvas

42 x 60 inches

Tears of Color 1, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color #1

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 72 inches SOLD

Highlands 51, mixed media, 48 x 48 inches

Tears of Color #5

Mixed Media On Canvas 

36 x 48 inches

Tears of Color 4, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Tears of Color #4

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 48 inches

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

Highlands 46

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color 6, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Tears of Color #6

Mixed Media On Canvas

48 x 60 inches

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

Tears of Color 10, 36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color #10

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 60 inches SOLD

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

Site 78

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Tears of Color 3, Mixed media on canvas, 42 x 60

Tears of Color #3

Mixed media on canvas

42 x 60 inches 

Tears of Color 11, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Tears of Color #11

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 60 inches

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

Highlands 45

Mixed Media On Canvas 

40 x 30 inches

Tears of Color, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color #8

Mixed Media On Canvas 

36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color 9, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Tears of Color #9

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 72 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

Tears of Color #2, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Tears of Color #2

Mixed Media On Canvas 

48 x 60 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.