About the Artist

About Martha

imageMartha Wakeman studied at Tyler School of Art in Rome and holds a B.S. in Art Education from Skidmore College and an M.A. and M.F.A. from Villa Schifanoia-Rosary College Graduate School of Fine Art (Dominican University) in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited her paintings and pastels in Florence, Milan, Connecticut and New York. Her work is in collections in the U.S. Europe, New Zealand and Canada.

Currently, Martha teaches in the summer session at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. She has taught at Gonzaga University in Florence, at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence and at Connecticut College. Her work has been featured in the Pastel Journal. She has also created Art and Study Retreats in Italy, one of which was a nine-day drawing and pastel workshop at the Pensione Bencistà in the Fiesole hills above Florence in October 2012.

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