I am an Australian artist exploring the design possibilities of blending traditional Celtic art principles with Australia’s unique plants and animals to create intricate and vibrant paintings and black on white designs. It’s an expression of my Celtic heritage and my living connection with the Australian landscape, my home.

I have explored many media, working on glass, paper, vellum, timber and slate. Currently my works are watercolour gouache, inks and gilding on paper, as well as acrylic and gilding on canvas.

My art often includes calligraphy, a skill and craft I spent many years studying and teaching before immersing myself in the Celtic arts.

I am exploring different ways to represent places that I have visited, using elements of Celtic patterns with key features of memorable buildings.

My main project 2017-2018 is a touring environmental art exhibition being launched at The Art House in Wyong NSW. This exhibition is a collaboration of over three years with printmaker and sculptor Therese Gabriel Wilkins. Night’s Watch Parliament, Bringing Birds of the Night into the Light focuses on the plight of five threatened species of owls from NSW, the Powerful, Barking, Masked, Sooty and Grass Owls. We open on Thursday 6th July and the show is open daily 10am to 5.30pm, 7th to 30th July.

  • Joined: November 2008

Journal

Workshops term 4 2016

These final 2016 workshops at my farm studio are created to add a touch of exotic difference and richness to your art practice and give you ideas for alternate creative gifts for Xmas. All levels welcome. / Cost: $100/pp Bookings: marta.lett@gmail.com / Celtic Illuminated Letters – Saturday 22nd October / This workshop introduces you to the decorative illuminated letters seen in magnific…
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Calligraphy & Celtic Art Workshops 2016

I have been busy planning an exciting year of bi-monthly workshops, term by term courses, and holiday arts programs to stir your creative juices and get you all creating fabulous art of your own. / Check out the Courses page on my website for the details at: www.martalett.com/courses / Sign up to my e-newsletter quickly at the bottom of any page on my website. I send a regular quarterly e-newslet…
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Term 2 Courses & Workshops

CELTIC ILLUMINATED LETTERS / This workshop introduces you to the decorative illuminated letters seen in magnificent Celtic manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels from ages long past. You will learn to design your own decorative letters using basic calligraphy, drawing and painting techniques, completing at least one Celtic Illuminated Letter on the day including use of …
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Celtic Art Courses & Workshops Term 1 2015

CELTIC ART PATTERNS / To kick off the year I am running this course in 2 locations, offered during school hours on Mondays or on Saturdays. / This introduction to designing the complex patterns of Celtic Art will guide you through the basics using a simple step by step process that always works. You will learn the five basic Celtic design patterns: Celtic knots, spiral designs, step and key patte…
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