MARTHA RHOADES' Profile

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I am originally from Mogadore, OH, lived several years in Sylvester, GA, and in 1987 moved here to Des Moines, IA, where I started taking art classes in 1991 after my youngest child finished high school. I am a member of Iowa Pastel Society as well as a signature member of Iowa Watercolor Society. I have been in numerous juried shows and have won awards for my work. My paintings are in private collections around the country. My favorite paintings to do are portraits..watercolor and pastel. I love the challenge of capturing the essence of those I am painting. I especially love the challenge of watercolor portrait painting and especially love painting children as they are so joyful and sweet. I paint with the passion I hope to capture in my portraits. I have painted both my children, and my five grandsons, and those paintings grace my walls at home. I have recently begun enjoying painting landscapes and florals. I love the…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 30
  • Joined November 1, 2010

Favorite materials

Windsor Newton watercolors, Stephen Quiller watercolors, Arches 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper, Watercolor canvas, Rembrandt and Unison pastels, Canson and Strathmore papers, I especially love working on the poppy colored paper

About

I am originally from Mogadore, OH, lived several years in Sylvester, GA, and in 1987 moved here to Des Moines, IA, where I started taking art classes in 1991 after my youngest child finished high school. I am a member of Iowa Pastel Society as well as a signature member of Iowa Watercolor Society. I have been in numerous juried shows and have won awards for my work. My paintings are in private collections around the country. My favorite paintings to do are portraits..watercolor and pastel. I love the challenge of capturing the essence of those I am painting. I especially love the challenge of watercolor portrait painting and especially love painting children as they are so joyful and sweet. I paint with the passion I hope to capture in my portraits. I have painted both my children, and my five grandsons, and those paintings grace my walls at home. I have recently begun enjoying painting landscapes and florals. I love the value changes in both. I have recently become part of a small group of fellow artists. We call ourselves "Art and Soul" and meet monthly to discuss art, network, and encourage and support each other in our endeavors to expand our outreach with our art. We are in the process of building a website. Being an artist is the joy of my life!

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