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Mare Martelli is a painter of modern acrylic/mixed media and watercolor as well as a creator of mosaic art and clay sculpture. She has an affinity for working in texture and layers to bring pieces to life – no matter the subject. She loves to explore, experiment, and have her pieces speak to her along the journey of their creation.
Mare studied art and design at UArts & The Art Institute in Philadelphia. While spending most of her career in the advertising, marketing, and publishing arena, she’s kept her toe in the arts – designing logos, branding and media for musicals, playbills, album covers, and the like for fellow artisans. She has also taught Elementary School Art in Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as mosaics and clay sculpture in private studios.
Originally from the New Jersey/Philadelphia area, she fell in love with St. Augustine on her first visit in 2007 and finally made it her full time home in 2018. When not painting, she is a marketing and web consultant, lover of animals, good vegetarian food, and exploring all of the history and nature the St. Augustine area has to offer. She also volunteers her time and talents to St. Francis House and Port in a Storm.