Martha has several oil/cold wax panels in progress, working back and forth between 8 to 10 paintings. These paintings evolve through multiple layers, adding and subtracting as she progresses. What is removed is as important as what is added. Textures are scraped into the paint and then subtly covered or veiled. A time-worn effect is the goal. Always interested in marks left behind by weather, erosion and earlier civilizations, Martha’s paintings are excavations, an uncovering of textures which remind us of the passage of time. They evoke a visceral response in the viewer and are reminders of our experiences with nature and man.
Please visit the Oil/Cold Wax Gallery to view recent work.