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Efflorescence: The Botanical Paintings of Susan Martin

August 20 - December 4

SusanMartin Cascade 36x40inches Acrylic

Inspired by nature and the desire to create “Super-Real” effects in her paintings, Susan Martin has made flora — and the flora of Florida, in particular — her subject matter for decades. Painting as if through the lens of a macroscopic camera (she trained under renowned photographer Russell Lee), Martin renders astonishingly detailed and crisp images of the natural world around her.

Based out of Merritt Island, Florida, Martin caters in sharp edges and contrastive colors, deploying acrylic for its flexibility and ability to dry quickly, granting her the degree of control she seeks to produce work that examines plant-life in hyper-real ways the human eye alone cannot.

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Venue

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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863-688-7743