It was during 2002 that she met the founder of Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and the Grand Central Academy, Jacob Collins. He would go on to become Arantzazu's mentor as well. To develop her training further, she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 - 2005 where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method.
The technical expertise,the considered composition, the exceptional treatment of light and the human form are evident and much appreciated in Martinez's work. The symbiotic relationship of these elements creates imagery that evokes Romanticism and Symbolism. Her work has the ability to create a dreamworld where magic and fantasy are part of reality.
The quality of her work has been recognised internationally; she has been commissioned by Lucasfilm Ltd to take part in an international project of Star Wars Visions and more recently on a new image project for Disney in which she is presently immersed.
And here is some of Arantzazu Martinez art work:
|The House of the Witches|
|Time and Beauty|
|The Man of Prophecy|
|The Fallen Angel|
|Always in my Thoughts|