L. Martin Pavletich grew up in northern New Mexico where he learned, at an early age, to observe and appreciate the beauty and timelessness of the landscape. Inspired by the works of his mother, herself an accomplished artist, he began to identify and understand the qualities inherent in a good painting. Initially trained as an engineer, Pavletich is fulfilling a lifelong desire to paint. He begins each work with an accurate drawing, but after this his process is instinctive. His rejection of overly-prescribed formulas for colors, values, and other elements results in works that are unique and not complacent.