Mercer Cluster

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Freshman Stephanie Martin just started painting on canvas last year.

Jayla Moody

Freshman Stephanie Martin just started painting on canvas last year.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Stephanie Martin has never actually kept one of her paintings.

Martin, a freshman, started painting on canvas during her senior year of high school after scrolling through Pinterest. She was looking for dorm decoration ideas with a group of girls who were also coming to Mercer. Martin and her friends ended up planning a painting party.

“The first one I painted was for a friend because she wasn’t able to come,” she said. “I ended up loving [painting].”

By the end of the summer, Martin was on a first name basis with the employees at Michael’s because she was there so much.

“I just started painting and painting, and they were all for other people,” she said.

I just started painting and painting, and they were all for other people.”

— Stephanie Martin

Martin, who is from Winder, Georgia, also plays the baritone horn in the Mercer University Marching Band.

“It’s like a smaller version of a tuba for those who don’t know what it is,” she said.  

She played trumpet for four years, and then during her sophomore year of high school, she switched to the baritone. Martin said her favorite thing about marching band is that it was an immediate family, which she plans to be a part of for the next four years.

Though Martin is planning to major in psychology or marketing, she hopes to take a couple of painting classes as well.  

“To actually get formal training in painting would be really cool,” Martin said. “If I could fit it into my schedule, I would really like that.”

Martin usually paints inspirational quotes and messages that she finds on Pinterest and online.

Martin’s favorite inspirational quote is, “Don’t cry because it’s over — smile because it happened.” She hasn’t painted this quote yet, but she plans to.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributor
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Review: “Bandersnatch” changes streaming forever

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mercer Artist: Self-taught sophomore loves going hands-on through her artwork

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    “Velvet Buzzsaw”: an artsy take on the horror genre

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    “How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Mercer Film Society to host Oscars watch party, unify students through film

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Marathon Ideas for Valentine’s Day

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Wesleyan offers a monthly farmers market on campus

  • Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

    Arts & Entertainment

    Into the Spider-Verse: a new age of animation

Navigate Right
The student news site of Mercer University
Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician