There is not abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality. There is no danger then, anyway, because the idea of the object will have left an indelible mark – Pablo Picasso

The life experiences of Martine Mahoudeau have been rich and quite diversified. Born in France, Martine traveled to many parts of the world and lived in England, Spain, and Switzerland before coming to California. After studying art in Paris, France, and Vevey, Switzerland for 5 years, Martine worked as a designer in Paris and taught many crafts.


Martine had to leave art on the side for a number of years, and was very happy to be able to go back to her art full time a few years ago. Her multiple life experiences greatly enriched Martine’s inspiration and provided depth and context to her artistic creations. Since 2019 her artwork has been displayed in exhibitions,  galleries, social media, and online.