Third Friday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
"My art is about how our self worth is deepened through our connection to our cultural heritage however diverse that might be. My life has been enriched by cultural heritage in more ways that I can count. It has heightened my understanding as an individual and for my community as well as other communities. You will find inspiration and beauty in my work because that is what I feel while I am appreciating, observing the indigenous peoples and the people I am commissioned to paint." — Adriana Martinez
About the Artist:
Growing up between the two worlds of urbane Texas and coastal Mexico, Adriana Martinez’s young mind almost immediately latched onto art as a means of expressing the beautiful experiences and environments she encountered. Her tools back then were crayons. Those crayons soon evolved into a scholarship, and then into a life path.
Adriana has remained true to her love of art and native wonders ever since - a heartfelt pursuit which has led her all around the world from Texas to San Miguel de Allende to Florence, Italy; from Italy to Spain and Morocco; from Europe back to Mexico, dramatically steeped in its own complex web of histories and rich, resplendent cultures.
Adriana is a visual artist, a dream illustrator, a painter of souls. Her preferred medium is oil on canvas but her style is versatile, seamlessly matching any occasion. She is available for commissions, often working closely with private collectors and ethnic groups. She is also frequently sought after for various forms of portraiture, indigenous, and environmental art. Adriana currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her beautiful family, 3 dogs, 4 chickens, and 1 tortoise.