About the Artist
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, and to searching out new painting sites "Downeast".
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.