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About Mozelle Martin

As a little girl, raised an only child by entrepreneurs who were too busy to notice me, I realized quickly the love of art and photography. After working 30 years in mental health, I really have an extra keen awareness of capturing emotions on people's faces whether with my own eyes and instincts or the camera's lens.

However, I also love all types of photography. Some of my favorite photographers are Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philippe Halsman, Brassaï, Weegee, Mary Ellen Mark, Irving Penn, Sally Mann, Vivian Maier, André Kertész, and others.

I also often paint the photos to help protect the identity of the faces I photograph of random people around the world. My art is more like my thoughts - similar to some of my favorite artists such as Kit King, Carla McAfee, Gillian Lee Smith, and Pauline Agnew. My art often tends to take on a more metaphorical, surreal, or symbolic nature.

I have been painting all of my life but some of my favorite art instructors were James Hahn, Jeff Watts, Stan Prokopenko, Gino Savarino, etc. As a kid thru today Frida Kahlo taught me a lot especially how to paint by "expression not expectation". I fully believe expectation ruins or suffocates the outcome. Most often for more abstract work, I have no clue what I am going to paint. Usually I begin by closing my eyes and smearing a certain color of paint until I "feel" ready to open my eyes. Then when I do look at it, I see a picture / shapes, etc. and work with that. I teach this method in my art classes and a lot of time I even paint with my bare feet. I prefer fingers, hands, toes, and feet to brushes. Yep, I love to get messy, lol.

As an adoptee who has found over 400 biological relatives including siblings, my parents were both deceased before I could meet them. To help me heal from the trauma with my adoptive family, I use my biological mother's last name for my art; she was an established artist. I therefore use my biological father's last name for my photography because he appreciated memories-on-film. My art can be found @ www.MozelleMartin.com.

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