The Mill Adelaide, Adelaide SA
Martinsen's pastels of flowers boldly convey the strength of quiet observation and trust in her intuitive process. From these drawings it is clear to see that Martinsen considers herself a colourist though admits that’s mainly due to her interest in nature’s inherent beauty captured so brilliantly in the ongoing series of flower drawings from her studio.
Central to Martinsen's enduring practice is her love for drawing from life. Flowers appear in her studio consistently, and inspire an ongoing relationship with observation and decay in her drawings. These themes are so resonant within her practice that flower drawings are an everlasting source of inspiration.
All works photographed by Alex Makeyev.