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Starving Artists’ Show October 30th
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 • Posted October 27, 2010

At the Mason Starving Artists Show on October 30, 2010, Kimble County artist Martha Richardson will be among those showing their work.

Martha Richardson and her husband, Scott, live in Kimble County, on 25 acres of land which they purchased in 1983. Much of Martha’s work is inspired by the beauty of the hill country landscape and its individual components. Favorite subjects include, vistas, weathered trees, animal skulls, and canyons. Martha strives to depict her personal response to the subject in her work which sometimes takes the form of abstractions.

Her formal training began at University of Texas at Arlington, where she received a BFA majoring in Art Education. She taught art at the secondary level for nine years in the Arlington ISD. While teaching, she began taking graduate art classes at Texas Tech University Center at Junction. Not only was she inspired by the courses, but she and her husband decided to relocate to the Junction area.

Martha retired as Director of Programs and Activities, from the TTU Center at Junction in 2005 where she had been employed for 22 years. After retirement, she has been able to pursue her interest in art more intensely. She has partici-pated in two previous Mason Starving Artists Shows and enjoys showing her work.

Martha has done commissions for individuals and some of her watercolors are in the collection of Mobile Oil Company. During her time in Arlington, she partici-pated in the Arlington 200, which was a group of artists who exhibited their work once a year.

Martha works primarily in watercolor, but also various drawing media, collage and acrylics. In this year’s Artists Show she will be showing some shadowbox collages for the first time.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather this Saturday, help celebrate the 100th birthday of our Mason County courthouse, and stroll around the square to enjoy the work of Martha Richardson and many others.

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