MARTA DOWNS

(804) 739-1469 (home)
(804) 513-5767 (cell)
fineartbymarta@gmail.com

Art Works
320 Hull Street
Richmond, VA  23223

Philosophy


During the past thirty years, I have been interested in Mother Nature, people in general, and their experiences in particular.  My art portrays the beauty and fragility of the earth through oils, watercolors, and mixed media.  Besides portraits, my writing chronicles some of the joys and sorrows we all have endured.  The memoir I have written and illustrated is called "Yesterday's Child." 


Education

The College of William & Mary
* Bachelor of Arts, English

Virginia Commonwealth University
* Studied under four art professors

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
* Completed multiple art and writing courses


Various Workshops and Other Instruction
* Attended writing workshops and conferences

* Art workshops including nationally-known Alan Flattman and Ann Lyne



Exhibitions

Many exhibitions in Richmond and across the Commonwealth of Virginia

Corporate Collections

Seven corporate collections within the Mid-Atlantic region

Solo Shows

Ten solo shows throughout Virginia


Awards

Four first place awards, as well as numerous additional accolades

Instructional Experience

*   Taught Literature and Writing in five public schools

*   Involved in a grant program which combined art with the curriculum of nearby public schools

*   Taught after school and children's programs as well as summer camps


 

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