Artist in Mixed Media Mosaic Collage and Jewelry

Friday, December 21, 2012

Love in December . . . as a card

Love in December . . . as a card.

These are my Wishes for you!
Merry Christmas!

Love in December

Love in December

This is the Original . . . . before the words above were added.   
6" x 6" x 1.5"  Mixed Media Collage on Canvas.  

A Pink Poinsettia, Gold Leaf and a nice little saying (I'd like to take credit, but the saying is  not mine!) about Love, Strength and Courage.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving !

6 x 6" Torn paper Collage on 1.5" Gallery wrap canvas.

For more information on this piece please click here

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rorschach Test

Rorschach Test  ~
     What do you see . . .? !   The focal point of this piece is actually the negative space left over from something I cut out for another collage.  I found the shape fascinating so I knew I would have to use it.  This background seemed perfect.  I see an 'Alice in Wonderland type dream.  Don't know what that says about me but I'm sure that's why the Rorschach tests are so intriguing!
For more information on this piece please go to my Website by clicking here 
Just 2 days until Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone has a safe and  Wonderful Holiday !

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mrs. White "I don't want a scandal . . . do I?"

Mrs. White: I don't want a scandal . . . do I?"
This piece has a lot of golds and copper tones so it just 'shimmers'  What looks like blacks are actually very dark greens ~ they just turned out a lot darker when photographed.

10 x 10 Mixed Media Collage on Canvas.  For more information on this piece please click here

Friday, November 9, 2012

Helping the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Rooster Man!

We all know about the sadness and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and many of us have wondered how we can help.  There is a great website called 'Daily' which is currently hosting an online Auction to help the victims of Sandy.  For Artists, you can go on and donate a painting and designate where you would like the money to go (i.e. Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.).  For those of you that would like to donate to a good cause AND get a great piece of Artwork at the same time, you can go on and bid on any painting shown that you like.  Most of the bidding for the Artwork donated starts as low as $25!  Most of it is smaller in size, like my donation of 'Rooster Man' above ~ he's just 6"x6", but it keeps the donations doable for many and also the shipping costs down.  

Here is the link ~ please go check it out.  You'll be helping a great cause and getting something nice in return.  

On the way to Grandma's House

On the Way to Grandma's House . . .

I think I have my seasons mixed up  . . . for some reason now that its getting cold I'm thinking Spring Flowers!  It's going to be a long winter if that's where my mindset is already!

This is a 6" x 6"  x 1.5" Mixed Media Collage on  Canvas.
For more information on this piece please Click  here.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Silly Little Jailbird . . .   


This was just a fun little piece to do. He's made from both hand-painted and found papers.   
He's 6 x 6" and can sit or hang just about anywhere you need a smile or a dash of color.  
For more information on him please go to my Website here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


 Three Sisters: One with The Gift of Talk, One with The Gift of Listening and One with The Gift of not Judging

This is a Painting that is currently showing at Angel Gallery in Coeur d'Alene.  For more information on this piece please visit my website by clicking here


Here he is . . . 'Peeping Tom' !  With those eyes what else could I call him?!  This is an acrylic and torn paper collage on canvas.  Some of the papers are copies of old postcards sent to my Mother from her 'Admirers'  during World War II.  :)  For more information on Tom please visit my website at

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Here is another new piece that I will be showing tomorrow night 
(Friday the 14th) at Angel Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

'Two Sisters: Roots make them Sisters, Their Hearts make them Friends'

24 x 30  Mixed Media Collage on Canvas

For more information please go to my Website at:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


If you get the opportunity please join me at Angel Gallery of Fine Art on Friday evening, Sept. 14th for the opening of my show there. 

'Just a couple of old crackers . . . '  whilin' away the time.  I thought they turned out looking like a couple of grouchy old coots ~ you know the kind ~ rough on the outside but old softies on the inside.  :)

Colorful and fun, this 6" x 6" x 1.5" deep piece can stand or be hung.  To purchase, or for more information, please go to my Website at

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Charlie Boy  ~ 10" x 10" Mixed Media Collage.  Hand~painted Papers and Acrylic applied to  1.5" deep Gallery wrap Canvas. (Catch that Glimmer in his eye!This is Number 2 in a series of three 10 x 10"  Animal pieces on canvas.  For more information please go to 'Mixed Media Collage' on my Website at

Thursday, April 12, 2012

HEAVY THINKING by Charleen Martin

Heavy Thinking ~ This is a new 10" x 10" piece that I just finished for the Entree' Gallery up in Nordman, Idaho.   It's a great little Gallery, in a beautiful setting, up near Priest River Idaho.  If you haven't been there it is definitely worth investigating.  Heavy Thinking is on canvas, a little different than my normal wood substrate that I use.  For more information on this piece please go to my Website at

Friday, March 30, 2012

Shadow Falls

Shadow Falls ~ 6" x 9" Abstract, and very textured!  Abstracts are a new road for me.  I really enjoyed doing this ... and while there is still 'structure' to painting an abstract, it definitely has a sense of freedom about it.  In many of my collages I let the background 'tell me' what the finished piece should be.  Some backgrounds are just meant to be landscapes while others are just waiting for that 'WiseWalker' or one of my 'Sisters' to come alive.  So far, in the several abstracts I've done, when I've applied my mixed media 'findings' (in this case . . .  netting, paper towels, tissue paper and spackle) to the board, I haven't gone in with a plan.  I decided to just have fun and let the textures of the background dictate where I go.  It's sort of  like hiking a new trail where you get to enjoy the anticipation of what is just over the horizon . .  .

For information on purchasing Shadow Falls please go to my website at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Behind the Garden Gate

Behind the Garden Gate
This is one of several new, small pieces I recently finished. It's a Mixed Media Collage on a 6" x 6" x 1.5" deep Gallery wrap canvas ~ something totally different for me.  Well, I guess not that different, as the process is the same, but I usually work on wood.  This time I thought I would try the canvas.   It was fun to do and I was pleased with the end result.  For more information on this work please go to my website at