Martina Furlong was born in Co.Wexford, Ireland where she now resides after many years living abroad. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996.
Martina paints colourful, textured landscapes and abstracts in oils and acrylics. Her paintings are inspired by the beauty, ruggedness and magical quality of the Irish landscape as well as many other intriguing things she encounters every day.
In her work she likes to mix reality with memories and imagination and paint her own interpretation of it. She exaggerates colour, applies layer upon layer of paint, then works back into the surface with various tools as well as pallet knives and brushes to create sensuous works of art with a wonderful tactile quality.