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About Toni Martin

 

Toni Martin is an self taught artist based in Dallas, Texas. Fast tracking her mixed media “fairy dust” technique, Martin gains perspective from within and applies her whole self onto each canvas that she paints. Each work of art takes hold of the senses through brilliant color and texture. Working primarily as a two dimensional artist, Martin has expanded to include sculptural expose of the soul.

Martin was raised in a dysfunctional family and an abusive household. In her first year of high-school, she moved from Maryland to Texas with her father in order to avoid being taken by social services.

This changed her scenery but did little to improve her outlook. Over time art became Toni’s primary means of dealing with the past. Instead of keeping a journal she used paint and imagery to address her emotions, to document and expand her thought process, find her own path forward, and create hope. Nearly a decade of exhibiting has afforded her the opportunity, and the means to expand, grow and embrace life positively. Toni now uses her art to give back to others and has given proceeds from entire sold out exhibitions to support other women who are fighting to overcome similar hardships and find strength.

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Wink – Wall Gallery – Dallas, TX 

2015Euphoria – Random Art Gallery – Dallas, TX

2015 Beyond The Paint – Random Art Gallery – Dallas, TX

 

Exhibitions

2016Shelton auction – Benefiting children with dyslexia – Dallas, TX

2016Art from the heart celebrity event – (Guest speaker) – Art auction benefiting Dallas challenge

– Dallas, TX

2016Paint For Peaks – Art auction benefiting Breast cancer – Taos, NM

2016Opening – 20Ten Gallery – Dallas, TX

2015anniversary show – Wall Gallery – Dallas, TX

2015Cut for Love – Labart Gallery – Dallas, TX

2015Third Year Anniversary – Random Art Gallery – Dallas, TX

2015Urban Scene – Pop up show – Dallas, TX

2014Girls Show – Life in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX

2014 ADay of Hope – Roma – Dallas, TX

2014South Side– Art Love Magic – Dallas, TX

2013 Group show – Luminarte – Dallas, TX

2012October H show – 1111 Gallery – Dallas, TX

2011Emotions of Life – Steve Coyte Gallery – Dallas, TX

2011 Group show – Rising Gallery – Dallas, TX

2010 Auction show – Alley’s House – Dallas, TX

 

Accolades

Raw DallasArtist of the year – 2013