Martha was raised in the Adirondack High Peak area and transplanted herself within the Tug Hill region. She was an art teacher in the middle school grades for Holland Patent School for 32 years.
She firmly rooted herself on her 140 acres in Remsen, NY, with her horses, dogs and cats while establishing herself as an award winning, professional artist. Serving on the planning board for the Town of Remsen for 5 years in the 1990’s, Martha was also on the Remsen Barn Festival Committee for 10 years.Martha has been a strong supporter of farmland preservation and placed her land in a conservation easement with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust in 2013. She also initiated and participated as an artist in the Paint Out events to benefit the Land Trust.
This portrait was completed after Loretta Lepkowski traveled as Martha’s assistant for her week-long workshop and demonstration for the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) held in Kenosha, Wisconsin in June 2015. Martha was also the Juror of Selection for this prestigious TWSA’s Exhibition. Martha’s art work can be seen at https://meadowtopartwatercolorsplus.com/.
Portrait by Loretta Lepkowski.