Artist Profile: Marti Somers

Good Sage is one of my favorite shops in San Carlos and I'm happily on their mailing list. This is precisely how I found out about local artist Marti Somers.

Zebraland No. Nine

Her reception and book signing at the store was last weekend but that's no reason to miss enjoying her beautiful art. On her website, she says:

“As a visual artist, I hope to bring you into my world of storytelling.
The search for peace and beauty, the fragility of nature juxtaposed
against modern life, the human form in balance with others,
and, in the face of an often foreboding sky, abundant hope.”

One thing I love about delving in to a new artist is learning about all kinds of other things I didn't know about, like the Monotype Marathon at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

They don't have a link up yet for this year's event, but here is a link to last year's marathon. (I called and the event will be in July, link up in a few weeks). But if you want something to do soon, check out their Printmaking Today event on April 9, 2009.