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Barbara Martin
Born in Dayton, Ohio
Lives and works in Mentor, Ohio
Attended: Cleveland Institute of Art
B.F.A.: Painting, Ohio University
M.Ed.: Wright State University
National Board Certification: Art/Early

and Middle Childhood, K - 8

CAN Blog

GO BIG: THE BIG @SS @RT SHOW by Michael Gill

CAN Blog

Time, Life and Taxes: Barbara Martin's Now and Then at Bayarts by Michael Gill

Barbara Martin on A Royal Bevy

Barbara Martin Bio

Barbara Martin on the Role of the Artist​

Barbara Martin on American Monarch


My Story

After a fifteen-year stint as a graphic designer in both New York City and Dayton, Ohio, I changed careers and became a teacher. I used my design background  in the classroom, both as an intervention specialist and while teaching art. After a long and successful career, I retired and moved to Northeast Ohio. I now work full-time in my studio in a variety of media, from conceptual collage and assemblage to realistic scratchboard  "portraits" of birds.

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in painting, a Master's Degree (MEd) in education, as well as National Board Certification in art K - 8. I am a member of the Ohio Collage Society and the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. My artwork has been exhibited in many galleries in the Cleveland and Dayton areas and can be found in collections throughout the United States.

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