EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season – Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season.  The month of December brings us Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. It is a month of festivities and reflection. Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season appears once a year in month of December and is always a favorite. From now until the end of the year, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that create for this season of celebration.

Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

Pink Poinsettia - Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

Growing up in Germany, we would usually have snow during the holidays, and snow meant building snowmen! To me it also meant being home by a warm fire and drawing pictures of snowmen and children sledding – to my heart’s content. Christmas was greatly anticipated , since I knew that I would receive more Art supplies and books. (My mother never repeated her mistake of giving me a doll one Christmas – I never gave it a second glance – I was only interested in the colored pencils and drawing paper!)

Now I live in SW Florida , and the temperatures often reach the eighties in December. None the less , when the end of November rolls around, I get the urge to paint snowmen, Santas and my beloved Poinsettias. The warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia and memories of wonderful family Christmas days  are with me – as I paint and paint and paint! – Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

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