Discovering the joys of an art practice in 2003, after a long public service career, Martha works in mixed media, acrylic and encaustics and occasionally, printmaking.
She loves to create using texture, colour and shape, often in ways that are abstract or non-objective, but always working intuitively, letting the art happen. She studied printmaking with Rob Hinchley and mixed media with Suzanne Warren Powell and attended many workshops with well-known artists.
Martha has exhibited with the Ottawa Mixed Media Association (OMMA). Her prints have been juried into International Print shows at the Ottawa School of Art, in Hong Kong and Cuba. Martha began exhibiting her art at Art Credo and with other artists at an annual Christmas show. Since 2012, Martha has been part of a Christmas Boutique to raise funds for the Hospice Care Ottawa. Her work has been displayed at the Crichton St Gallery and she has been chosen for the annual New Edinburgh Studio Tour. She has been an associate at Galerie Old Chelsea for over ten years, having "retired" from the Galerie at the end of 2022. Her unique art cards and a few small paintings are still available there.
Martha loves to be a weekly volunteer with the art program at Hospice Care Ottawa. She has also given workshops and demonstrations, sharing her passion with encaustics, acrylics and mixed media.
To view or visit Martha's art in her home studio, please be in contact with her.