You can view some of my work available at the gallery. Thank you for visiting !

Vanessa Martin  

The Creative Artist About The Owner

The "Creative Artist" Gallery 


The Creative Artist is a space dedicated to artists in the community, a place for them to show their work and network with other artists. The idea was born out of my own passion for photography and not being able to find a gallery willing to take my work. I soon found I was not alone in that process so I decided to open The Creative Artist. I really wanted to make this a gallery for artists of all mediums, art lovers and for kids to be introduced to art.


The Creative Artist, about the owner

My name is Vanessa Martin and I was born and raised in NYC. Even though I have been here over twenty years I am still a city girl at heart. I retired from retail after 22+ years in 2013, I starting teaching in the Public Schools which gave me time to focus on my photography. With my all of my retail management & marketing background I decided to open this gallery as a place to not only show some of my own work but to give other new artists a place to show their work. I also plan on opening the gallery to students in the area who love art. It is great to see young people be creative and be proud of their accomplishments. I am so looking forward to being part of the art community in Tampa Bay and welcoming new artists of all mediums. 

A big thank you to my family and friends who have supported me, especially my loving husband Richard. 

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