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Hi there!

I know, again, I haven't written anything here for years. I thought now would be a good time since I need your help for something. This summer I participated to a countest. I painted a flower pot downtown with a couple of other artists. We each had one. Now the votes are open and the way to do it is just to go on Facebook and "like" my flower pot (Elaine Martin, number 9). The one with the most likes is gonna win 500$. That would help me a lot with everything that's coming. I've been working hard on preparing my next exhibition. I'm actually gonna be showing and selling my art at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2015 in 3 weeks. Participating to those art shows is always more expensive than you expect. And on top of that, I'm about to be unemployed in two weeks. lol So yeah. If you have a little 2 minutes to check it out and vote, that would be super sweet. 

Here's the link :…

So yeah, I started painting again. Slowly. It's interesting what you have to say when your life is going good. My life was a mess for such a long time. The last three years has been very interesting. I started to surround myself with people who actualy really truly care about me. Seeing a psychologist helped me alot gaining self confidence and making the best choices for myself. My paintings are probably always gonna be kinda dark, I think, but they are getting less heavy of emotions. I think that might help me sale them. Not a lot of people like dark art. And it's fine. You can't please everybody (thank god). And I'm more okay with that as time passes. I can now see this more like a strenght than anything else. Because the people who actually like what I do ARE the people I want to please. So it's a perfect exchange. 

So I hope you are doing great! If you are around Toronto, come and say hi! I will be selling paintings and prints. I have stuff for all budgets. (such a cliche saleswoman) lol 

Take care! 
  • Listening to: Susanne Sundfør
  • Drinking: Wine


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm a Montreal native painter. I studied literature, visual arts, 3D animation and classical painting. I constantly waltz between the worlds of music and painting. We can recognize my paintings by my dirtied by life, disillusioned characters, served with a touch of humor and affection for the simple beauty of daily routines.

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tdfb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stumbled across Red Light browsing new deviations today, so glad I did, you have an absolutely stunning gallery with some very powerful images that still have such a sense of fun/carefree with them. It's sad to see how your output has slowed so much and reading the journal from Nov 2013 just cements that. I hope you're still making music, and I hope you continue making things, whatever they be, for a long time to come; most people have talents too precious to waste, in few of us are they as obvious as they seem to be in you.
elainemartin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey thank you so much! This must be the sweetest thing a stranger ever wrote me. Thank you!
Really happy to see that my art can reach people. You know how we always doubt ourselves.
Yeah, I kinda stopped writing on the journal section and I haven't posted many things in the past 4 years. But I always saw this as a break. I feel like starting to paint again these days, so maybe "Red Light" is my come back. ;) Hopefully it is!
Anyhow, thanks a lot for taking time to write me this. We all need this. :)
tdfb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, I'm glad my words had a positive effect :)
I know how tough it can be searching for a sense of value within
yourself and your work; believe me when I say that the value in
your work is self-evident, never doubt that.
If Red Light is the comeback we both seem to hope it is then I'm
excited to see where it takes you from here.

Best of luck.
elainemartin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
vonnbriggs Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
what a find, I love your work 
elainemartin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Flirtatious 
William-Carroll Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
wonderful work
elainemartin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
MonkeyBussinez Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
nice style!
Neverstop954 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm totally in love with your art love the urban and street themes
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