|Artist Mary-Jeanne Reid Martz|
"I filter scenes or compositions through my experiences and emotions," she continues. "A finished painting is meant to be evocative, not necessarily narrative, of something I am seeing, and/or have seen or experienced. The play of light, value, contrast, and perspective are critical, but remain mine to manipulate and capture within my own vision. My objective is to make every work a piece of myself."
|Fall on Lake Como, oil by Mary-Jeanne Reid Martz|
|Afterglow, oil by Mary-Jeanne Reid Martz|
"Certain scenes have provided me with a directory of light, mood, and atmosphere. The challenge has been to weave memories of all those places with the present."
|Pacific Waves, oil by Mary-Jeanne Reid Martz|
Martz's work can be found every month at Gallery Underground, as well as in various shows mounted by the Arts Club of Washington, the Art League of Alexandria, and the McLean Art Society.
--Sandi Parker, Gallery Underground Co-Director