Martha Marshall Fine Art


Artist's Statement

Painting for me is about not thinking too much. Without any advance planning or end in mind, I begin by applying heavy textures and broad strokes to a surface, usually with music playing in the studio, until I am free to ignore the chatter of my left brain.  Only then does the real work begin. I like to be surprised by an unusual color combination, or a buildup of textures, or marks that seemingly come out of nowhere. It's the spontaneity that I strive for.

Artist's Bio

Martha has been a working artist for more than 20 years. At first she painted while still employed in the corporate world and raising her family. She painted nights and week ends, every spare minute that she had, and showed her work in regional art festivals and group shows, attracting the attention of judges and gallerists along the way.

Then in 1997 she made the decision to devote full time to her first love, painting. She participated in national exhibitions, became an active part of regional and national art organizations, won still more awards, and acquired representation by several galleries across the eastern United States.

Selected Corporate Collections and Showcases:

  • Design Center of the Americas
  • ArtExpo/Atlanta
  • Perry Homes, Houston, TX
  • DoubleTree Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
  • DoubleTree Hotel, St. Louis, MO
  • Monte Carlo Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
  • Moody Air Force Base, GA
  • PNC Banks
  • Thompson Cigar Corporation, Tampa, FL
  • Kearney Development Corporation, Tampa, FL
  • Public Art Collection, Hillsborough County, FL
  • Westin Hotel
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Painting in "The Punisher" Motion Picture Starring John Travolta
  • Paintings in "Past Life" Fox Television Series

  • Selected Exhibitions
    • 2007 Group Show “Brava at Gallery O,” Gallery O, Largo, Florida
    • 2007 Two Person Show, “Meditative Abstractions”, Lyssa Morgan Gallery, Tampa, Florida
    • 2006 – Group Show, Gala Corina, Tampa, Florida
    • 2006 Featured Artist for July, Virtual TART Gallery, New Zealand
    • 2006 Solo Show, Corporate Canvas Gallery, Wilmington, NC
    • 2005 Solo Show, Gold Dragon Gallery, Tampa, FL
    • 2005 "Brava's Back" Group Show, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, FL
    • 2005 "New Abstract Paintings", Solo Show, Gold Dragon Gallery, Tampa, FL
    • 2004 Solo Show "Color Rhythms", Ozmosis Gallery, Bethesda, MD
    • 2004 "New Works", Solo Show, Progress Energy Gallery, New Port Richey, FL
    • 2004 "Doorways and Passages", Group Show, One Tampa City Center, Tampa, FL
    • 2004 "Full Circle", Group show, "BRAVA", four women artists, Kaos Gallery, Bradenton, FL
    • 2003 "Milagro", Group Show by Gala Corina, Tampa, Florida
    • 2003 "Abstraction Defined", Three Person Show, Solaris Gallery, Califon, NJ 2003 Solo Show, Art on Loan program, Hillsborough County, Florida
    • 2003 “Power Surge”, by “Brava” Five Women Artists, Kaos Gallery, Bradenton, Florida
    • 2003 Best of Show, Annual Members Show, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, Florida
    • 2003 Sunday in The Arts, Fifty Women Artists, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
    • 2002 Solo Show, John Germany Public Library Gallery, Downtown Tampa, Florida
    • 2002 “Creative Convergence”, by “Brava” Five Women Artists, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, Florida
    • 2002 "Vital Signs" Group Show, Gold Dragon Gallery, Tampa, Florida
    • 2002 "Private Thought/Shared Vision", "Brava" Four Person Show, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, Florida
    • 2002 “New Work”, Brooksville, Florida, City Hall Art Gallery
    • 2001 Solo Show, Paradox Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
    • 2000 Four Person Show for the Arts in Medicine Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
    • 2000 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, Florida


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