Marta Crawford was born in Madrid, Spain in 1971 where she studied Journalism, Art History and Mass Media Communications at the University Complutense. It was not long after, that she traveled to The United States to expand her knowledge and in the process, while in the USA, childhood passion finally won and she became a full time artist in the early 2000's. She studied constantly, embarking on a journey of self-discovery focusing on the Portrait and Still-Life genre. Her expressive style is used to convey a bold and energetic realism. Marta's dramatic use of color, rooted in her European and Mediterranean heritage, has an intense impact on the viewer. She primarily considers herself a portrait painter, "not because portraits are all I paint, but because everything I paint is a portrait. I find beauty in simplicity. It is the essence of people and things that interests me the most. I like to create extraordinary paintings out of ordinary objects. I want to show Hope and Grace amidst the chaos that surrounds us all".