Welcome to my website.
I’m Laurie Martz, an abstract painter in the Comox Valley, a magical place on Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia. I love the mountains, the oceans, the land, and the people and creatures who share it with me.
My love of this place infuses my art.
I can often be found with a camera in hand, following moments of beauty as I experience them. At the studio I layer colour and texture, then add and subtract, scraping away what’s not longer needed. I work until the balance I’m looking for is achieved: the communion of my thoughts and feelings inside and experiences from outside come together.
Everything changes around us; growth leads to change which in turn helps stimulate more growth. I feel this is reflected in my artwork; as I joyfully explore so it continues to evolve.
select Gallery up top to see my work.