Bernadette Martinez was born in the Philippines and raised by her grandparents until the age of nine. She came to United States with her older sister to reunite with her mother and father. Bernadette’s grandparents influenced her the most because she admired their tenacity and humble spirit to all.
As a young girl in the Philippines, creativity kept herself busy with no television or radio. She learned the art elements by local jeepney artisans and used the extra materials to make clothing or toy. Her artworks exemplifies based on childhood memories, Filipino culture and colorful environments of past and present.
In creating her prints, her inspirations are the environment, her cultural background and spiritual aspects with the Higher Divines. As one views her artworks, the image concepts is a visual story and her gouges are predominantly are textured in free-styled.