Salmon Skies refers to that subtle pink-orange color of the sky after the more blazing colors have faded somewhat, that glow of twilight which calls to mind the luscious color of salmon, the flavor that delights us for a moment, and stays in our favorite memories. Even the blues and greens of the ocean are subdued by its warmth.
Seastacks are islands of the coastline that have eroded from the mainland through time. They represent to me the peace and tranquility of being alone with nature, but also the memory of being joined to loved ones. As John Donne put it, "No man is an island..."
Paper prints and giclees available. (Original NFS)
This and all of my artwork is available as a postcard. Just email me your address, and I will send you one for free. This particular website application requires that I put no less than $50 as the price. But I do have less expensive copies available. Just email me for more info.
Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Marte Thompson received her early art education in the Carnegie-Mellon Art Institute classes for gifted children. She learned to draw in one of the best natural history museums in the country. Because of her experiences in this museum, art and natural history were forever fused in her mind, and the debate between Genesis and Evolution being ever present, influenced her decision to study Anthropology...This background in natural history is reflected in the naturalistic realism and subject matter of her work, even in her fantasy illustrations. It also explains why she has been an artist in the videogame world, where the ability to draw naturalistically is still a valued talent.Marte has made a living in Silicon Valley as a Graphic Artist since 1970. She taught Graphic Design and Calligraphy at San Jose City College from 1973 to 1980. Marte graduated from San Jose State University in 1980 with a Masters Degree in Fine Art and Design and a BA in Anthropology and Linguistics. She continues to take courses in Digital Design. Since 1986, she has been a Computer Graphic Artist and a Digital Animator and Designer for the Web since 1998. For more info about Marte, click the icon above. Marte is always actively looking for gallery representation as well as fine art publishing.