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Marielena Martinez
Artist, STEAM Educator & Cultivate Art Director
As long as I can remember ART has been an integral part of my life.  Early in my education I was inspired by a wonderful art teacher who helped me discover my passion for art.  To this day, I am a practicing artist with a BA in Art and Psychology and a Master’s in Fine Arts from Catholic University of America, in Washington DC. After 25+ years, I have retired from the classroom to start up a property management company, as
well as to pursue my art more passionately. I have worked in every medium, but my love is oils paints. I am currently working on a series of color field paintings using glazes to achieve rich and deep colors. while exploring human tonality as inspiration.  I am a Dutch national, with Cuban-Spanish heritage, brought up in the richly diverse Caribbean leeward island of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. I speak four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento.

In my free time I like to paint, cook, read, dance, go to the beach and the movies, but most of all, I love to hang out with my family and my kitten Dali.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

                                                                                   -Albert Einstein-

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