Marty Husted Contemporary Paintings


I am a fine artist living in Columbus, Ohio. As a child, my favorite things to do were to play in the woods, read, draw, dream and allow my imagination to take me to far-off places. I received my B.F.A. in illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design, and I continue to observe nature, read, draw and let my imagination soar.


As I paint, I funnel emotion onto canvas using texture, pattern and color. I don't have a preconceived idea of how my painting will develop but expect that it will change and grow as all life does. When I go beyond realism in my paintings and redefine relationships created by nature, I find that I'm inspired to embrace fresh methods and combinations to create my images and they often end up as assemblages. By visually listening to the landscape and becoming immersed in its lyricism, I explore the depths of my vision and give the viewer an enticing interpretation of the world in which we live.

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