Adriana "Skinny" Martinez
by Adriana Martinez
(San Juan Capistrano)
Art started as just something I did for fun, but I have become so lost & entranced in this world that I can never get out of it. I like how infinite art is, how many mediums & ideas & artist there's to take from. I constanly switch mediums, view points & subjects. I feel like art is just a constant game of keeping myself entertained & amused. I work a lot in sketch books, I carry one around every where I go. I love nature, I draw my surrounds all the time. I like to people watch a lot, I enjoy drawing people who are completely unaware of me. I take a lot of inspiration from my fellow artist, I find that they'll sometimes rub off on me and vise versa. A lot of my "great ideas" come from just playing around in my sketch book.
I've been doing art for about six years now and I'm finally confident in sharing my art work. Art takes a lot of emotion, venerability, & life sharing. Every art work is a person or a treasured memory, they're all a little piece of me & my life. That's another reason I like art, because it lets me be me in my entirety. I like Frida Kahlo, Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, Alfred Cheney Johnson. I like the story line of Alice in Wonderland, it sends my spinning. I like chalk art, graffiti, art that contains political statements. I think its like Albert Camus once said "A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."http://skinnymartinez.blogspot.com/