Martha Burkert

artist

I am primarily a landscape painter. The landscape and architecture that surround me are my favorite jumping off points. I push and pull color around these forms trying to find combinations that feel right. I am not restrained by local color or the hard and fast rules of perspective. The application of paint, the resonance of colors against each other, the muscularity of shapes and the temperature of light and dark are my guides.

Solo Shows

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, Maine
Simple Gifts
October 2015

Near and Far
September 2011
Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, Maine
Painting New Perspectives
August 2007
The Clown, Portland, Maine
July 2006
The Clown, Belfast, Maine
July 2005
Thomas Spencer Gallery, Yarmouth, Maine
Fresh Paint Outside and In
August 2002

Group Shows

Andelon Gallery, Dallas, TX
October, 2009
The Clown
Gallery Artists Group Show
April 2005
The Clown
Invitational Landscape Show
August 2004
Thomas Spencer Gallery
Small Works
December 2003
The Clown
Three Person Show
July 2003
Thomas Spencer Gallery
Winter in Maine
December 2002

Juried Shows

Paint for Preservation, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
July 2011
National “Top Choices” Exhibit, Irvine Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine
Four Artists-Vibrant Views
May 2004
National “Circle of Excellence” Exhibit, Irvine Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine
September 2004

Residencies

Maine Audubon Society
artist in residence at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
Summer 2008

Education

Tulane University
Bachelor of Arts
Maine College of Art
University of North Texas
MFA Level Painting Courses

Professional Representation