MARTHA LLOYD | PAINTER

261 Viewmont Road, Germantown | 518-537-3414 | Handicap accessible

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Martha’s studio is opened posthumously by Martha’s husband of 70 years, Don.

From her website:

Martha Lloyd’s sensibilities, both visual and poetic, have developed over the many years of her commitment to the practice of painting.  Her early influences were the surrounding natural world, patterns, and poetry which found their way into her art. She lived among and experienced the contrasts of a small rural community and the nearby stimulation of the city( Washington, D.C) and visiting relatives. Her paternal grandmother was an artist; her mother played classical music; her favorite aunt gave book reviews in their home; and her uncle- a Dartmouth professor and painter encouraged her early painting.

Later she married and moved to New England. She continued her career in painting and earned an MFA degree at Bard College. She had studios for 14 years in Boston’s South End.  She spent 4 months living and painting in France, then moved to upstate NY where  she and her husband made livable an 8000 sq ft abandoned 1930’s brick schoolhouse.  The gymnasium became her studio.  Other artists worked in upstairs studio spaces where they had Open Studios for 10 years,  attracting people from all over the world.

Now  she  lives and works in her studio near Hudson, NY.   In 2010 she had a one-person show of recent work at BCB Art in Hudson . She is now developing a new body of work.  Martha says “ My quest in painting  has always been the search for something I don’t know, pushing it beyond the comfort level”.  Now her Abstract Expressionism roots have given way to making creations that are bold but at the same time delicate and requiring accuracy.

Martha Lloyd has an MFA degree in painting from Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, and studied Intaglio at Yale University. She has been awarded a Rauschenberg painting grant. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in over 100 private and public collections internationally. Among them are Harvard’s Berkman Center, Cambridge, MA, Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA, Pepsi Co., and Cigna, Philadelphia, PA, many others. Her work is in private collections of the renowned photojournalist Marc Riboud, Paris, France, and Jorge Posada, NYC and Florida, among many others.  Martha has lectured as a visiting artist at DeCordova  Museum, Lincoln MA, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Gt. Barrington, MA and at Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. Inn, NY . She has curated shows at Musee de L’Ecole, E. Nassau, NY.  Her work is represented by BCB Art gallery in Hudson, NY.  She is also represented in Studio Visit Magazine 2011.