Deborah Martin (b. Boston 1961) is a contemporary American realist painter. Martin’s work often utilizes specific sites as a form of psychological excavation. Her poignant images offer a hauntingly intimate elegy for small town American roadsides.
Much of her practice emerges in collaborative conversation with writers and poets, taking form through exhibitions and publications. Martin’s paintings of Provincetown are slated to appear in Building Provincetown, written, photographed and edited by New York Times Reporter, David Dunlap.
Martin is a recipient of the 2011 Orlowsky Freed Foundation Grant sponsored in part by the Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).
Her work is included in PAAM’s permanent collection and has appeared in numerous publications including art ltd., Palm Springs Life, Angeleno Magazine, Art Week LA, New American Paintings and Provincetown Arts Magazine.
Martin received her BFA and BS Masters of Arts in Teaching, Art Education from The Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.