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About Martine Letoile

Martine Letoile I first started to paint in the late nineties. At that time I was able to experiment with all kinds of textured mediums, one being wax, preferably paraffin wax, since it sticks to the canvas well. Working in this medium has helped me let the process find itself. I only have a certain amount of control with melted wax and it dictates where the flow of the painting will go. I categorize myself as an deconstructionist because I like to build up the surface and then tear it down by stripping away the wax to leave an exposed piece of canvas. With the raw part of the canvas showing, it contrasts itself against a slick, smooth, richly painted surface. This technique gives way to a burst of light coming from within the painting where it is seen as a point of resolution.
It took me about seven years to put myself out there as an artist. I started painting as an out let for creative expression. The work I produced was personal and has grown, exceeding my expectations, and it has now been sixteen years of painting.
With each piece, I like to keep a spiritual note sounding, by letting in as much light as possible. No matter how dark the canvas gets, a point of resolution is always there. As for the medium, wax creates a translucent appearance under yellow lights and a very matte look in the afternoon sun, creating a dual way of viewing the pieces. My work has been described as �other worldly�, �spiritual� and �powerful.�
Thank you for taking the time to look at these images and I invite you to my official website where the complete collection is displayed in groups according to their stories. www.martineletoile.com