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Artist Martha Ferguson


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The Artist Says:


"Painting is a spiritual journey that provides me with a determination to learn, create and master my technique, while keeping my own sense of style."
Martha Ferguson



Collectors Say:


I have collected several of Martha's St. Augustine pieces.  Whenever I look at them in my home in snowy Salt Lake City I am brought back to the warm and wonderful Floridian nights I miss so much.
Shannon Williams



Dealers Say:


"Martha has been a wonderful addition to our gallery! Since the day she joined, she has been a hit with both collectors and artists alike. Her vibrant street scenes and beautiful night scenes capture the spirit of St. Augustine. Martha is everything a great artist should be. She will gladly share her time and talent with others and she takes on projects in the gallery that makes things better for all of us. We are lucky she decided to place her art with us."
Georgia Nick ~ GNG Gallery, Photographer
 
 

 



Other Artists Say:


 "What a wonderful and fulfilling experience to discover a former students from years past, back in St. Augustine as a mature serious and accomplished artist! Martha Ferguson is at home painting in both oil and water-based media. Whether she's working outdoors or in her studio, her craft is always impeccable. She follows the time-honored painting tradition, but her paintings are infused with a highly personal style which gives her work a unique fresh look and a wonderful sense of light."
 Enzo Torcoletti ~ Sculptor
 
"I have shared gallery space with Martha for the past three years, and without a doubt, she is not only one of the finest artists I have ever known, but represents the St. Augustine art community so well with her willingness to be available to the public. I am particularly drawn to her vibrant street scenes which seem to move you from being a casual observer to being a part of the scene itself."
 Rick McCallister  ~ Photographer

 


"The warmth and charm of Martha's lovely paintings are direct reflections of her personality."
Linda Holmes ~ Fine Artist in Oil
 



Biography






My inspiration comes from the familiar subjects that surround me. I love to paint the scenes of old gritty towns, capturing the feel of the area and the locals that walk the quaint streets. I am often drawn to architecture and the way the light comes through the subject. I want my paintings to be more than a likeness but an experience or a nostalgic feel. I can walk by the same scene many times and then all of a sudden there is a moment that tells a story. That's what I seek to capture, that's when the painting is successful.
 
During my college years I was greatly influenced by Emmet Fritz, a local favorite, whom I often encountered painting the scenes of St Augustine. It was in those days I fell in love with painting. I received a BA in Art from Flagler College, studied at the Art Student League in NYC and continue my learning by attending various workshops.

Painting is a journey that provides me with a determination to learn, create and master my technique, while keeping my own sense of style. 








Studied watercolor and printmaking at the University of Charleston
Continued studies at The Art Student League of New York and various master artists workshops.
 
Art Associations
Oil Painters of America 
NOAP
First Coast Plein Air
America Impressionist Society 
St Augustine Art Association
The Art Studio - St Augustine Beach
The Guild of Shrewsbury – Exhibiting Level Member

Publications
First Coast Register October/November Issue 2020
OPA Great American Paint Out - St Augustine Record - October 2019
"Priorities",  Cover of the Entertainer, St Augustine ~ March 2019
"What's On the Menu",  Cover of the Entertainer, St Augustine ~ May 2019
Featured in the Compass , "Beauty Shared Through Art" ~ September 2018
"Dusk On The Matanzas" Cover of the Entertainer, St Augustine ~ November 2017
Featured in the 2017 issue of [...]

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