Victoria Rose Martin
My work is a reflection of life. The pieces are memories of people, places and things I have known. In the small faces, I can see members of my family, people I once knew, and even myself. The work tends to be whimsical with a slightly dark under current. My sculptural forms are hand built using lowfire clay. My art is collected both nationally and internationally. It’s in the permanent collection of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Armenia. I’ve shown my work at SDC London, England Pence Gallery,
Davis, CA, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, the Florida Craftsmen, St Petersburg, FL, and the Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC. My sculptural work has appeared in the books/publications: Doll Master (Russia), Ceramics Ireland, The Art of the Contemporary Doll, 500 Figures in Clay, The Ceramic Design Book, 500 Handmade Dolls, and Art Doll Quarterly.
I am a full time Professor 1 and Department Chair for Fine Art and Graphic Design at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth where I teach both fine art and graphic design courses. I have earned two separate Master’s of Fine Art in Ceramics and Printmaking and earned a Summa Cum Laude B.F.A in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Miami. My students have won international awards for their work.
During the summer you will find me sketching in several of the great museums of Europe because travel is my other passion. The past few years I have visited: The Louvre, The British Museum, The Reina Sofia, The Van Gogh, The Rijksmuseum Museum, The Hermitage, The National Museum of Scotland, The National Portrait Gallery, The Tate Modern, Britain, and Liverpool to mention a few.