Island life by Maine artist, Martha Baum

14 Mar

We love Martha’s paintings and are pleased to be able to include her work in the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. Martha Baum is an artist living and working in Bath, Maine. She looks to the Maine coast for inspiration, using the intense chroma of oils to interpret harbor scenes, capture the feel of small boats, and report all the activities of island life. Each summer, she dedicates several weeks to painting and taking photographs on Monhegan and Vinalhaven Islands.

Martha is a colorist. Her work has been influenced by such artists as Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Matisse. She also loves the stark landscapes of midcoast and northern Maine, and admires the ability of Edward Hopper to capture this area in modern terms. Her love of color and sense of place has resulted in a unique style that is well-adapted to telling the visual story of Maine. Find out more about Martha Below are samples of her work. You can also view her original paintings in our Maine Cottage stores.

Vinalhaven Boathouse

Skip’s Boat, Vinalhaven


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