Artist Michael E. Martinez, in collaboration with his wife Candie Martinez, created the company Michael Martinez Designs in 2016. Michael has been a striving artist for 25+ years. He grew up in Chimayo, NM, where Northern New Mexico culture grows rampant. Michael creates original works of art, through a variety of media. He specializes in paintings and graphic design. His style and flair represent his past and present experiences, all while keeping his Northern New Mexico values and culture embodied in his work. Michael has received many awards and accolades for his work, which include the Contemporary Hispanic Market First Time Exhibitor as well as becoming one of Santa Fe’s Official Zozobra artists. Michael Martinez Designs started creating apparel late last year and can be purchased at www.michaelmartinezdesigns.com and is featured at Brotique 505 in Albuquerque, NM. Original art work can be found at Orale Gallery in Toas, NM and Vida Loca Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.