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Local South Beach Artist – Paintings and portraits of South of Fifth Artist, Quinn Martielli

Local South Beach Artist – Quinn Martielli

I’m an artist working as an Acupuncture Physician. Practicing my vocation is like making art because every treatment is an original one of a kind.

I’ve always made paintings and I’m thrilled when someone wants to take one home.  Grateful too.

I grew up in Elliott City, Maryland in an old stone house on a hill. I chased wildcats around the yard and tried to catch them. I tromped around all day in the woods. I guess people in my family always made things. I’m especially proud of my grandfather who was a sign painter in the Depression. He used to paint scaled up on the side of buildings. He founded a sign company business that went on for 75 years! I love working big too.


In an early photo there I am with a drawing taped to a stick. I always wanted to make and show art . It’s hard to tell when it started. I  only know I feel really happy when I’m making things. art on a stick

I studied English and Philosophy before taking a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  I went on to study Science for another year before taking a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was during this time I learned to use the Chinese herbal Pharmacopeia, apply needles,do spinal adjustments, and become well versed in massage techniques.  Along the way I spent time in Colorado, Alaska. New Mexico, Italy, China and now I live and practice on Miami Beach, Florida. I love natural beauty and derive great pleasure from living so close to the sea. I’ve been in private practice on Miami’s South Beach since 1993. I love my job.  In my spare time I go into my studio and make art. I’ve shown and sold pieces from my small art studio/ gallery since 2004.  Recently, I’ve been commissioned to paint portraits with pets.  I would also be delighted to paint portraits of your home.

If you have interest in these services or would just like to discuss art in Miami Beach, please contact me.