Marielena Martinez
Artist, STEAM Educator & Cultivate Art Director
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.

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

                                                                                   -Albert Einstein-

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