Martha Jane Bradford
Since 2010
Works in Brookline United States of America

I first began showing artwork in the 1970's. I have worked in many media (acrylic, charcoal, etching, linoleum cut, lithography, oil, pastel, silkscreen) over the years. In the 1990's I began to do digital drawings using software called Painter and a Wacom tablet and stylus, which I output as small editions of ink jet prints. My subject matter until recently was landscape. From January 2008 to the present I have been constructing digital collages out of sections of my digital drawings using a creative approach similar to process art that I discovered in Second Life, an on-line virtual reality environment. The physical presentation of the collages is inspired by Japanese art, specifically paintings which are displayed as hanging scrolls called kakejiku. I show my work at Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and I am represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections. I was a 1989 Massachusetts Artist Fellowship Finalist in Painting and a 1985 Massachusetts Artist Fellow in Drawing. I am a member of The Boston Printmakers (formerly an executive board member), and my work is included in 60 Years of North American Prints:1947 - 2007 by David Acton. I have also been featured in several editions of The Painter IX Wow! books by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Mastering Digital Printing by Harald Johnson. I attended Mount Holyoke College and earned a B.A. with Distinction in 1968, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts Evening School in lithography 1972-74.