By Dot Bergin
Editor’s Note: This is the first in The Bedford Citizen’s series about Bedford high school students, graduates and college students on summer break who are finding ingenious ways to pursue their career interests and earn some money in the weeks before school begins again.
Carly Martin, who is a 2016 graduate of BHS, says her art teacher Sean Hagan urged her to “clear out all the artwork she had piling up in her room” and put it out on a Facebook page.
Carly did just that and you can find samples of her work for sale here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carly-martin/shop
Carly has translated her artwork into prints (framed and unframed), greeting cards, tote bags, pillows, and apparel. Browse the Facebook page to see the range of this talented artist. Ordering online is easy.
In addition to her art, Carly was an outstanding student at BHS, earning first honors during most of her high school years. She was also the recipient of two Citizens Scholarship Foundation awards, one from the class of 2015 and one from the high school art department
Carly works in all media – ink pen, ballpoint pen, pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and oftentimes a mix of these. She does some photography although not as much as her paint/drawing/mixed media arts. She says she is especially fond of pen and watercolor together.
And she was a featured dancer and one of the dance captains in thee BHS spring musical Cinderella, working closely with the director and choreographer, leading rehearsals, and helping teach dance numbers to other cast members.
This summer -as she has for the past three – she is working at a camp, offering art instruction.
In the fall Carly is heading to Northeastern University where she will be in the General Studies program. Although she isn’t sure what her major will be, she has signed up for journalism and international affairs in her first semester. She says she will definitely continue to create art on her own and may take a few classes, knowing that she will want to do “something creative,” – writing, music, even video, while continuing her visual art.