Fabiola Martinez

Fabiola Martinez was born in Mexico. She earned a degree in architecture from the Institute Tecnológico de Querétaro. She moved to Canada several years ago and considers both Mexico and Canada her home.

Fabiola is interested in natural resources and the preservation of ancestral techniques in her artwork. Recently, she is exploring the use of a natural dye Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) derived from "carmine", a pigment produced by a female insect that grows on a cactus in South America. Creating compositions with natural objects, her native Mexican roots with her present life in Canada. The creation process is based on the ecosystems in our world and the patterns that can be found in it such as symmetry, repetition, the golden rule and the natural movement of water. By using Grana Cochinilla, she is preserving an ancient technique that does not harm the environment and is beautiful in its natural way. Her recent cityscape paintings are vibrant with colors and hues that she masterfully combines.

Morning in Germain
20 x 20in.  Cochineal and oil

Additional Artwork

Fabiola Martinez - Morning in Germain  

Fabiola Martinez - Haze in the Lights