"Sahara" original 10x10 acrylic by BB LaMartina.
Available for local pick up only.
Original artwork made in Baltimore, MD, USA.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw and paint. My mother was an artist. We would paint together.I can remember in kindergarten painting Christmas balls. In second grade, I remember painting a large bulletin board for the hallway. In third grade ,my teacher let me build a teepee and paint pictures on the side. Fast forward to college where I studied psychology and painting. After receiving my Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling,I went to work for the Baltimore City Public Schools.I enjoyed 35 wonderful years as a guidance counselor and later school principal. After receiving my doctorate, I taught Educational Leadership at Loyola and Johns Hopkins universities. I retired in 2009 and returned to my forever love-painting. I consider myself an abstract expressionist. I create pieces filled with color and varied elements of texture. While always visually interesting, the depth of the composition creates movement and excitement along with a sense of wonder. Once installed, the piece will "make the room". My work has been shown throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and is in private collections worldwide.