Historic Images for Today.
Marty LeMessurier's paintings display a mastery of realism with a three dimensional quality. Her chosen medium is oil, producing a luminous textural quality. The use of color and light are signatures of her work. The Heritage of the West is evident in Marty's paintings, an old pair of moccasins, Native baskets or Navajo weavings are al favorite subjects.
Some of her paintings have a contemporary feel. Hopi baskets, Navajo rugs or moccasins like 'Mother Earth's Children', are painted as a design on a square canvas that can be hung on a diagonal. Each painting becomes a decorator piece, influenced by Marty's Textile Design background.
Influenced by her travels, you are transported to Monet's Garden, a Butcher Shop in Belgium or an old Italian Window with her "Travel Escapes".
Welly, Marty's Studio Assistant, sometimes is the subject of a painting, but his paw-print is always there. Can you find it?