An in-depth fascination with painting began and developed into a Graphic Design career. Combining unusual ideas to develop concepts with various materials and techniques has always been intuitive. Mark-making, layering, pictorial depth, abd collage, are tools that have fascinated me to create an abstract narrative with the viewer to engage and enable a personal connection. My work can be seen as geometric while being influenced by techniques of abstract expressionism. A constant abstract exploration and investigation, with curiosity and humor serve as the foundation for my work...allowing for imagination and inspiration to thrive. Physical energy always lies beneath the surface waiting...just waiting to emerge on paper, canvas or wood to express emotions through color, graphic shapes and strong gestures. I am currently painting in a group studio, ArtBlitz, located in Sterling,Virginia and at my home in Great Falls. My artwork has been shown in the Metroplitan Washington area including The Art League, Alexandria, Touchstone Gallery, Mclean Community Center, The Martha Spak Gallery, Wasington, D.C., Great Falls, Studio Tour and Holiday shows, Galleries in Reston, Leesburg, Glennview Mansion, Bethesda, and the Mosaic District, I have studied at the Corcoran, George Washington University, The Art League, and MOMA with a BA from California State University.
FRIDAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY ACTIVITIES
Help us Create a Masterpiece for a free drawing Come, view and help Marthe Mcgrath and Kay Walsh create a contemporary abstract acrylic painting on canvas during the 3-day Studio Tour. This painting will be given away FREE at a registered drawing at the end of Sunday‚Äôs Studio Tour in the Great Falls Library. The winner does not have to be in attendance to win.