Maria Coryell-Martin :: Art / Environment
Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. She graduated from Carleton College in 2004 and received a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to explore remote regions through art from 2004-2005.
Since then Maria has worked with scientists, local communities, and travelers in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and the Antarctic Peninsula. In the field, Coryell-Martin sketches with ink and watercolor, and collects multimedia recordings to build her palette of place, a record of experience, climate, and color.
This work becomes the basis for exhibits of large-scale studio and field paintings, as well as multi-media presentations and hands-on workshops for audiences of all ages to promote observation, scientific inquiry, and environmental awareness.