Immerse Yourself in Martha Oatway’s Forest

branchesAs I sat in the Washington Printmakers Gallery surrounded by Oatway’s new show “Ephemera: Shadows & Transparencies“, I actually felt the breeze and heard the leaves’ whisper from her trees. Oarway’s lithographs have a richness created with colors, multiple images, even printing on mylar. Whether she is playing with shadows on snow or mixing Spring’s fresh colors, the show turns Earth Week into Earth Month These prints are so exciting seeing it is worth taking a break in your busy schedule. The show runs from April 23 to May 31 with the opening reception on Friday May 1 and an artist talk on Sunday May 17, at the Connecticut Avenue Gallery. Visit the WPG web site ( to view more images.

Anne McLaughlin


One response to “Immerse Yourself in Martha Oatway’s Forest

  1. Rosanne Colvard [Thiel]

    Martha Oatway’s images are sensitive and delicate. The way she manages to “marry” one to another for a united whole is unique. Her use of color captures the image she is creating subtlety and beautifully—never have trees and nature seem more real. Her prints are exceptional and the photographs make one stop and think and look to ‘see’ the beauty that is often overlooked in the hurry of life. I am looking forward to her talk on Sunday, May 17.