Martha Jo Mahoney


Painted arrangements are metaphors for things in nature, both physical and spiritual. Elements and relationships come into being, evolve and phase out or transform, just as in life.  Like my painting, the process is fluid and organic, focusing on the evocative and poetic rather than the descriptive. Beginning with a feeling about or recollection of an experience, ongoing preoccupations and at times raw emotions, I begin with automatic drawing — a series of gestural, linear movements that come from my interior – then move to shapes, movement and color to create a sense of harmony. Non-objective painting intrigues me.  This form of expression offers an unparalleled means of conveying emotion and mood.

Mahoney lives and works in Orlando/Winter Park, Florida. Her work is in many national and international collections. Currently, she is represented by: Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Be On Park, 152 South Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida.

Her Studio is at McRae Art Studios, 1000 Arlington, Orlando, Florida. Studio visits are by appointment only.

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