Interview with Tabitha Martinez
photo by Jason Davis Tabitha Martinez originally hails from Rawlins, Wyoming, and earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. she has since dedicated herself to becoming a full-time artist. Tabitha is a Teaching artist at SPARK Arts Ignite Learning. She lives in Missoula Montana where she rides her bike everywhere, paints on recycled wood materials, and regularly shows her work at Draughtworks Brewery on Missoula’s Westside. You can see the mural that she painted on the outside of the brewery while quaffing a pint or two. Tabitha knows that art is for keeping wild children busy. Tabitha is still a wild, busy kid, making art under the name BMartinez. She works on wood salvaged locally from neighborhood alleys, Home Resource Center, and scrap bins from places like Superior Hardwoods, BlueDog Furniture…recycled, reclaimed and liberated woods and wood products. You can sometimes visit her at Upcycled on the Hip Strip in Missoula, where you can buy her beautiful custom artwork. This week on the podcast, Tabitha Martinez chats about being car-free, project bikes, the idea behind her Tell Us Something poster, and more.