Marta Beltramo was born in Rosario, Argentina. She completed a six-year graduate degree in Biochemistry, from UNR, and then worked in the field for the next ten years, She later moved between Argentina and North America and finally settled in Connecticut. Marta began painting in 2008 when she enrolled in the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York. For the past six years she has continued taking classes at several New York arts centers and under the tuition of the Chilean artist German Tagle and currently under the direction of British artist Katherine Default.
Marta is inspired by natural forms, whose shapes and colors have stimulated her imagination. After mixing colors based on images of these forms, she applies her paint freely on the canvas with brushes, palette knives, and hands to create her abstracted compositions. Multiple layers of paint intensify the colors and add depth to her work. She uses different media in her work, such as oil paint, acrylic paint, collage, and mixed media.
Marta's current body of work was influenced by images of Earth and Mars from space. Inspired by the geological formations, such as mountains, deltas and craters, she has created layered compositions of flowing color. Marta uses multiple applications of paint, which she pours onto the canvas and/or smears with a palette knife. The colors merge into each other as the liquid paint flows across the canvas. She further manipulates the process by tilting the canvas in several direction as the paint dries.