July 2021 Edition

Artist Focus

Artist Focus: Martha Pettigrew

A focus on the artwork of Martha Pettigrew

Torn from Edges, oil, 40 x 40"

Martha Pettigrew holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Nebraska, with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Serving for six years as scientific illustrator for the State Museum, she turned to bronze sculpture as a profession in 1992 and has a wide base of collectors including museums, municipalities, corporations and individuals.Composition in Red and Black, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48"

Twenty-Six, oil, 48 x 72"

Several trips to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, gave her the impetus to get back into painting, using street scenes as subject matter. Adding rural architecture to her repertoire, Pettigrew has been painting barns, grain elevators, sheds and schoolhouses for many years, utilizing clean lines and clear colors. Pettigrew’s current non-representational work is an exploration of positive and negative space and cool color juxtaposition. The challenges are exciting and the possibilities are endless. —

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