Martha A. Thompson
I am passionate about painting the things I love in nature. Through paintings I am able to express myself and at the same time use this visual art as an educational tool.
Throughout my career I have been fortunate to have great artists honor my work. One of the highlights has been to be the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Award for outstanding depiction of the natural world at the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Artist Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming. This award was presented by the internationally acclaimed artist John Seery-Lester.
I am also honored to have multiple paintings in the permanent, traveling, teaching art collection “Vanishing Circles” of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. This collection is about threatened and endangered flora, fauna and habitats of the Sonoran Desert, and the Sonoran Desert represents my home on both sides of the border.
As a developing fine artist, I was greatly influenced by my good friend and mentor Larry Wollam. He helped me develop the knowledge and love of graphite and watercolor techniques.
Watercolor 19.5 H x 21 W
Watercolor 17 H x 13 W
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About the Process
My inspiration comes from nature all around me, on land, in the sky and underwater! I am a scuba diver, I love to hike and take walks frequently, always carrying a camera with me in case I find something I want to capture. From those photos, I will put together a painting and work from that. There are countless inspiring subjects that Mother Nature has provided us with. I can only hope to give justice to the beauty surrounding us in this beautiful planet!
How to Purchase
Purchases can be made during the Open Studio Tours, direct contact via email and phone.