Based in Sydney, Martine Vanderspuy has had a lifetime love affair with the sea which has led to her aerial inspired resin art.
Living abroad for most of her early life, her family finally settled in Australia where she finished her schooling and went on to study graphic art. As a graphic artist she worked in Canada and Australia in the advertising world. She established her own graphic art studio in 1982 which won many awards within its field. Recently she has established an art gallery in Northbridge, Sydney.
Martine displays her resin artwork in the gallery and her photographic studies, and some of her textiles. She displays the work of local artists as well as artists form interstate. Apart from the painters there is work from potters, glassblowers and other creative people as well as an eclectic cross section of home ware and artefacts from around the world.
Martine has experimented with many different mediums. Resin however has become her favourite and principal medium of experimentation and creativity. She creates her seascapes as Windows to the Sea. The medium is fluid in nature and extremely difficult to work with as it constantly moves making it a challenge to capture the colour and fluidity of the final composition. Using many layers, the resin creates vibrancy, colour and clarity, the shadows and the glint of light on water. The tactile nature and depth of the resin almost allows you to dive into the artwork. Martine aims to create artworks that life peoples spirts by viewing the ever changing ocean, creating a window to the sea.
The Martine Gallery help raises funds and create awareness for research into Mitochondrial(Mito) disease. Martine’s youngest son Tom suffers from the disease which has no known cure. Martine is a passionate supporter for research into understanding Mito with the hopes of finding a cure.