Martie Rains began painting for the first time October, 2005; however, a trip to Italy was her real inspiration. Upon returning, she began painting Italian scenes, mostly of the beautiful architecture and countryside she had enjoyed in Italy. She loved the antiquity and unique designs of the buildings and the vivid colors of the landscapes. Since then, Martie has continued to study art under several well-known artists, incorporating all she has learned into her own unique style of painting.
Martie’s work has been accepted into juried shows in Texas and has been recognized in several art competitions. Most recently, her art was one 130 pieces out of 370 juried into Stars of Texas Show, Brownwood, TX. Martie also recently received an award in the LGAA Spring Festival of Art. In addition, she is represented by Rising Stars Art Gallery in Mineral Wells and is a member of Artists of Texas and Contemporary Fine Art International. Martie is also active in the Lake Granbury Art Association and Pecan Plantation Art Guild.
A retired teacher and marketing manager, she lives with her husband, Gary, in Pecan Plantation near Granbury, Texas.