Martha Robinson is a native of Tennessee who has lived most of her life near the New England shore. For more than twenty years her paintings have been exhibited in professional galleries from Rhode Island to South Carolina as well as in national and local juried shows. Inspired by her study of the watercolor techniques of nineteenth century landscape and still life painters, Martha has added a limited palette of opaque pigments and tinted papers to the traditional watercolor medium. The resulting rich variety of color gives her work the layered atmospheric and tonalist qualities which mark her unique style.
Currently Martha works in her studio on an island in Narragansett Bay and is a frequent visitor to Block Island, Maine and Hilton Head Island. All of these are places with abundant sources of inspiration for landscape and marine paintings. Her watercolor paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe. When not in her studio, this artist may also be found at the site of the nearest sailing regatta from Cape Cod to Key West with her husband who is a competitive yacht racer. Together they have cruised much of the East Coast, the Mediterranean and the Virgin Islands, exploring “those magical places where the land meets the sea.”