Marti Niles, recently moved from California to Arizona
o Washington State University, Fine Arts /emphasis upon graphic illustration
o University of British Columbia: B.S. Business/Commerce,
o Federation of Canadian Artists, (FCA) 3-year certification program Vancouver, B.C., under the direction of Alan Wylie, an internationally renowned wall muralist and water color master
o Santa Barbara County, CA: studied under the direction of the well-known Artist & Central Coast Potter, Bob Nichols, for 5 years.
o University of Colorado, Cartoonist for the University newspaper,
o Seattle, Washington, graphic illustrator for a local magazine,
o Wall murals for individuals and companies.
o Graphic illustrator, Richmond Magazine, Vancouver, B.C.
o Marketing Director for the FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists)
o Teaching: Marti has taught both adults and children with hand building techniques over the years. Most recently, at Pottery Coast, Grover Beach, CA in hand building and sculpture.
Styles: Caricatures, Custom animal sculpture, figures, airbrushed animal portraits, plates, mugs & bowls. Mediums: Ceramics, bronze, airbrushed wall murals, acrylic and watercolor
Commissioned work in various mediums:
o Watercolor o Large airbrushed wall murals
o Figurative sculpture o Characterized animals
My art work has been seen over the past several years around the Central Coast of California.
Awards & Recognition:
o Accepted into the juried National Canadian Federation of Artists in the early 90's
o Received numerous awards in professional juried shows in Canada, North Carolina and California in both water color and ceramic sculpture.
o Streetscape History and Art? Advisory Committee Member; Auburn, CA
o Developed Auburn, California's story through a history walk. This consisted of 9 phases spanning from Old Town to Downtown.