Friday, October 23, 2015


Tuesday, October 27th, our show Detangled opens at Cambridge Art Association's (CAA) Kathryn Schultz Gallery,  featuring new paintings by Joseph Fontinha, Wendy Young and myself.  Joseph, I met at CAA's exhibit Paint last winter where we were both awarded juror's choice awards by Ali Ringenburg of Boston's Sloane Merrill Gallery.  And Wendy and I share a studio in Arlington.  We realized our art is intuitively linked in the exploration of detangling the past.

Here is a segment from our exhibit's statement:

Detangled is an amalgam of the “now” fused with dreamlike memories. Feelings, non­literal portraiture, internal landscapes, and a celebration of process are common threads that bind Joseph Fontinha, Martha Wakefield and Wendy Young.  Their images share bold marks creating immediacy while maintaining an overt sense of trace.  The final surface is the culmination of the past leading to a visual present....

I will be showing all new work created this year.

Beyond Light
mixed media/paper
22" x 30"

Please join us Friday, October 30, 2015 for an artists' reception from 7-9 PM at Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA.

Also during this Detangled show enjoy Detangle Yourself Yoga in the gallery:

Artists & yoga instructors Martha Wakefield RYT – 200 and Katie Kelley RYT – 200 will lead two 90 minute yoga session of alignment based vinyasa flow, guided meditation and pranayama to detangle you body, nurture your soul, & inspire your creative spirit. 

The sessions are Wednesday November 4th @ 6-7:30 PM & Wednesday November 11th @ 11 AM - 12:30 PM.  Registration is required as space is limited - to register click here. Please bring a yoga mat & wear comfortable loose clothing.

Detangled runs until November 13, 2015.  Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Last week in the studio.  Day 1 of this painting using my favorite colors: cadmiums.  
Acrylic on panel 16" x 20".

Day 2 - getting outside my "color zone."

Finished.  A keeper to remind myself to really play the colors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


If color is power discover your color strength on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, in an expressive color workshop at Mother Brook Arts in Dedham, MA.  This daylong workshop runs from 10 AM - 5 PM (with a break for lunch) offering plenty of time to experiment and learn about the dynamics of color.

Here is the class description:

Learn the properties and personalities of colors to make your paintings more luminous and vibrant.  As Vassily Kandinsky said, “Color is a power, which directly influences the soul.”  Color is the dominating element of strong paintings. In this workshop we will learn the language of color and color relationships through exercise, demos and examining the master artists’ of the past and contemporary artists’ paintings to further enhance your color knowledge.  Martha creates a supportive art-filled environment to assist each student in deepening his or her expressive voice.   Watermedia.  All levels.

Make your paintings more dynamic.  Find you signature palette and create a personal statement of your expressive voice.  The exploration starts on Saturday, October 17th in a fun and supportive painting environment.  Hope you can join me in this journey!

To register and for the supply list please click here