Martin Lambuth’s paintings are about more than the subject matter of vintage trucks and trains. It’s about nostalgia, history and the stories they inspire by viewers. Although lost in time or forgotten in the weeds, they can still take you on a ride to grandpa’s farm, bumping down a country road in dad’s pickup, or riding the rail through the past. Martin paints with credit cards instead of brushes or palette knife, making his style unique. This technique lends itself to the weather-influenced finishes created by exposure, rust and oxidation. His paintings invoke a sense of realism at a distance but up close you see the abstraction and interplay of loose textures buried in layers of rich color. An award-winning artist, Martin has been juried into a variety of local, regional and national art shows in Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas, including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the Colorado Governor’s Art Invitational and the Mile High International Pastel Exhibition. His work in permanent corporate collections include JAMS Denver, Cheyenne Depot Museum, The Children’s Hospital in Denver and Parker, as well as being selected as the anchor piece for the Kaiser Permanente medical center in Castle Rock, Colorado. Martin was selected as a “Featured Artist” at the 2014 Art in the Square festival in Southlake, Texas, where he also received the People’s Choice award. His art was recently selected be used for posters, advertising and t-shirts to market their 2015 event.