An enthusiast of art and a devotee of detail since childhood, Erin Jones Martin continuously brings a vivid imagination to her drawings and paintings. She received a classical foundation through her formal training with Connie Nelson and later studied at Murray State University. After working abroad in Rome and Florence, she received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in education and painting. Other teachers who have made an impact on her artistic career include Dawn Whitelaw, Michael Shane Neal, Quang Ho, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Jeff Hein. Passionate about both art and teaching, she spent five years as an instructor of high school visual art and currently teaches workshops and private classes in the Nashville area. Jones holds a deep appreciation for the techniques of the traditional masters, from whom she draws inspiration while also providing a fresh, contemporary perspective. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and The Chestnut Group.