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Gallery Representation


Powers Gallery, Acton, MA


Selected Solo Exhibits


Wild Beauty, SheBreathes Gallery, Walpole, MA. 2019

Slips, SheBreathes Gallery, Walpole, MA. 2016

Wild Beauty, Gallery 53, Gloucester, MA. 2015

Wild Beauty, Barb Jackson Gallery, Rockport, ME. 2014

Slipping the Knot, Summer Artist Series, Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA. 2011

Slipping the Knot, Hope Gallery Fine Arts, Bristol, RI. 2011

Slips and Sips, The Art Gallery of First Rugs, Acton, MA.  2011 


Selected Two & Three Person Shows


Near & Far, Artists K. Velis Turan & Martha Wakefield, Law and Water Gallery, Gloucester, MA. 2017

Detangled, Artists Joseph Fontinha, Martha Wakefield & Wendy Young, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 2015


Selected Invitational Exhibits


Summertime, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA. 2019

The Essence of Abstraction, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA. 2019

Contemporary Visions, 2018, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA. 2018

In Memory of Jon Imber, RiverSea Gallery, Dover, NH. 2017

Small Works Show, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth ME. 2016

Beyond Plein Air, Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center, Gloucester, MA. 2016

Greater than the Sum of its Parts, Lasell College, Newton, MA. 2014

Love Shack, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA. 2014

SouthEnd by NorthEast, Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA.  2013

A Room of Our Own, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2013 

6 Artists, 2 Days, Gallery 206, Amesbury, MA.  2012

WGBH Art Auction, Boston, MA.  Juror Larry Powers of Powers Gallery, Acton, MA.  2012

Paint the Town, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012


Selected Juried Exhibits

New England Collective X, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA, Juror Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts. 2019

8th Annual ISAP international Open Online Show, Juror Carole Pickle. 2017

Members Juried I, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Juror Joanna Fink, Director Alpha Gallery, Boston. 2016

18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror Myrna Wacknov. 2015

Abstract, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME.  Juror Dozier Bell. 2015

14th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Caitlyn Doherty, Curator & Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs @ the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University. 2015

Paint, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror Ali Ringenburg, Director/Owner Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA.  2015

Driven to Abstraction, The Umbrella Arts Gallery, Concord, MA. Juror Dana Salvo, Owner Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. 2015

Platinum, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror Alise Upitis, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Art Center. 2014      

Artists In The Arboretum 2014, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, MA.  2014

6th Annual ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) Signature Members Online Show.  Juror Robert Burridge. 2013

69th Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  2013  Juror Kate McNamara, Director & Chief Curator Boston University Art Gallery.  2013

14th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. Juror Nick Capasso, Director Fitchburg Art Museum. 2013

Map It, National Juried Exhibit, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI.  2013

16thAnnual Open ISAP International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.  Juror Christopher Schink.  2013

5th Annual Open ISAP International Online Exhibition.  Juror Skip Lawrence.  2013

Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.  Juror George Nick.  2013

ART02478: Memory, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA. 2012

Scratching the Surface, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Joseph Carroll of Carroll and Sons Gallery.  2012

15th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.  Juror Katherine Chang Liu.  2012 

Rhode Island Watercolor Society 18thAnnual National Show, Pawtucket, RI.  2011

BLUE, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. 2010

Beyond Wild Apples: Dwelling, Refuge, Shelter, Owen Smith Schuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA.  2010

SeARTS Loan Program, Cape Ann Medical Center, Gloucester, MA.  2010

Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.  Juror Nina Nielsen, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA. 2010

Flower Fantasy, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI.  Juror Mim Fawcett, Director, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA.  2010

Rhode Island Watercolor Society 16thAnnual National Show, Pawtucket, RI.  2009

Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.  Juror Larry Powers, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA.  2009

Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s 15th Annual National Show, Pawtucket, RI.  Juror Edward Minchin.  2008

Seeing Red, Gallery 297, Bristol, RI.  Juror Kristin Grimm, Director of Galleries, Providence Art Club.  2008

SeARTS Cape Ann TV Exhibit, Gloucester, MA.  Juror Mary Beth Bainbridge, Assistant Curator, Peabody Essex Museum. 2008

Treehouse, Treehouse Studios, Martha’s Vineyard, MA.  2007

Bon Appetit, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, MA.  Juror Robert Hsiung.  2007

Homage to Seasons, 7th Annual Great River Show, Greenfield, MA.  Juror: Ellie Lazarus, Director of DeCordova Museum School of Art.  2007

Environments - A Sense of Place, Bryan Gallery, Gloucester, MA.  Juror Katherine French, Director of the Danforth Museum of Art. 2007



Curator, Grey Matter, Exploring the Grey Scale Through Print, Paint, Sculpture and Photography,  The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA. 2017

Curator, Flirt, Inaugural Art Exhibit, Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA. 2014 



Chateau Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France. Grant Award.  2018

Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm National Park, Wilton, CT.  2018

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Grant Award.  2012


Watercolor Artist Magazine: “Ones to Watch 2017.”

M Graham & Co Award, 18thAnnual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.  Juror Myrna Wacknov.  2015

Juror’s Choice, Paint, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Ali Ringenburg, Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA.  2015

2nd Place Award, 6th Annual ISAP Signature Members Online Show.  Juror Robert Burridge.  2013

Most Experimental Award, 15thAnnual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.  Juror: Katherine Chang Lui.  2012

2nd Place Award, “Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture,” Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.  2009

1st Place Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society 15thAnnual National Show, Pawtucket, RI.  2008

Cheap Joe’s Art Award, Art League of Rhode Island Associate Members’ Juried Show, Bristol, RI.  2008

3rd Place Award, “Seeing Red,” Gallery 297, Bristol, RI.  2008

3rd Place Award, “Bon Appétit,” Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI.  2007



Artist Talk, Inspiration, An Evening of True Stories Told Live, Concord Art. 2018

Artist Talk, Memory Vessels, Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton Public Library, Wilton, CT.  2018

Moderator, Grey Matter Photo Forum Artists’ Talk, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA.  2017

Moderator, Grey Matter Paint & Print Artists’ Talk, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA.  2017

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration, Newton Art Association, Newtonville, MA,  2017

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration, Watertown Art Association, Watertown, MA.  2017

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration, Shrewsbury Artist Guild, Shrewsbury, MA.  2016

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration,  Concord Art, Concord, MA.  2015

Moderator, Flirt Artists’ Talk, Mother Brooks Arts Center, Dedham, MA.  2014

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA.  2014

Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration, Working in Series, Concord Art, Concord, MA.  2012

Artist Talk, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.  2012

Artist Talk: “Slipping the Knot,” Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA.  2011

Artist Talk, Techniques in Framing Watercolors, Pemaquid, ME.  2011



Workshop Instructor, Intro to Cold Wax Medium with Oils, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Fall 2019

Workshop Instructor, FEED your Creative Spirit, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Fall 2019 

Workshop Instructor, Alchemy of Color I, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Fall 2019

Juror, This is How it Starts, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Winter 2019

Workshop Instructor, Alchemy of Color I & II, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Winter/Spring 2019

Workshop Instructor, Embrace the Sketchbook, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Winter 2019

Workshop Instructor, Dynamic Color & Expressive Painting, New Art Center, Newton, MA, Winter 2019

Workshop Instructor, Power Painting and Dynamic Color, Concord Art, Concord, MA, August 2018

Workshop Instructor, Expressive Watercolor, North Hill, PurposeFULL Living, Needham, MA, Spring 2018

Workshop Instructor, Dynamic Painting with Watercolors, Chilton Club, Boston, MA, 2017 - ongoing

Workshop Instructor, Expressive Color, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Spring/Fall 2017

Workshop Instructor, Dynamic Landscape Workshop, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Summer, 2017

Workshop Instructor, Dynamic Painting Workshop: 2 Day Indoor Painting Intensive, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA.  2017

Art Writer, The Palette Magazine, 2009 – 2016

Workshop Instructor, Expressive Color, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Spring/Fall 2016

Workshop Instructor, Out of the Box Watercolors, New Bridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA, Summer 2016

Workshop Instructor, Intro to Watermedia, Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA, Spring 2016

Workshop Instructor, Expressive Landscape Painting, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, April 2016

Workshop Instructor, Detangle with Yoga, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Winter 2015

Workshop Instructor, Creating a Meaningful Series, Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA, Fall 2014

Workshop Instructor, Learning the Painting Language - 3 Day Intensive, Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA, Fall 2013

Juror, SeArts @ Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA, 2013

Juror, Summer Artist Series, Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA, 2012

Workshop Instructor, Working in Series, Concord Art, Concord, MA, Fall 2012




This is How it Starts. http://www.cambridgeart.org/this-is-how-it-starts/  January 2019

Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times online, 4/18/19, Tiny Treasures: Art Sale and Party to Benefit Rocky Neck Art Colony. https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/the_catch/tiny-treasures-art-sale-and-party-to-benefit-rocky-neck/article_6d3b9d63-886b-5b49-9093-f1be185121ab.html

BostonCreatives: The Local Artists Who Inspire Us, http://bostonvoyager.com, May 2018

Ann Landi, Vasari 21 Newsletter, 4/17/18, https://mailchi.mp/4cf73eb768db/smart-collecting-at-the-local-level-and-the-ultimate-teaching-challenge-1324185?e=0d8aab8817

Pat Tomlinson, Artist Takes on Memory in the Abstract, The Hour, Hearst Connecticut Media, March 2018 https://www.thehour.com/wilton/article/Artist-takes-on-memory-in-the-abstract-12777154.php#photo-15279820

Linda Hoffman, The Muse, Posts from the Apples Art, and Spirit Blog – Linda Hoffman Studio for 01/14/2018, http://www.lindahoffman.com/blog/2018/1/13/the-muse?rq=The%20Muse

Anne Hevener, Ones to Watch, Watercolor Artist Magazine, November/December 2017

Ken Riaf, Near & Far: Artist Martha Wakefield, Law and Water Gallery, http://www.lawandwater.com/#/wakefield/

Jennifer Gulbrand, Martha Wakefield: October Artist Featured at SheGallery, 10/11/2016, https://shebreathesbalance.com/martha-wakefield-october-artist-featured-at-shegallery/

The Camden Herald, July 31, 2014. Four Seasons of Maine Landscapes

Meredith Cutler, Renewal Mother Brook Arts Flirts with a New Direction, Artscope, March/April 2014

Artscope blog, http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs191/1101530073189/archive/1114610518664.html, August 2013

Shadow and Light, A Literary Anthology on Memory, 2011.  Monadnock Writers’ Group.  Cover Art.

Wild Apples, A Journal of Nature, Art and Inquiry, Fall/Winter 2011, Issue Six.  Artwork: Inside cover, pgs 34-37  

The Nashua Telegraph, April 20, 2008.  “Prism Painters Play Hues in Milford Shop.”

The Monadnock Home Companion, August 31, 2007. “Color My World.” 




“Intellect and Intuition: Laura Jackson’s Surreal World,” The Palette Magazine, January 2016

“Pushing the Edge,” Artist Richard Diedrich,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2015

“Clean, Precise, & Personal: Artist Vera Bobson,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2015

“Artist Everett Webber Discovers the Power of 20,” The Palette Magazine, January 2015

“Vera’s Girls, The Fascinating Portraits by Vera Dickerson,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2014

“Shape Shifting Into Series, Artist Thyra Moore Creates Magic,” The Palette Magazine, April/June 2014

“Series,”The Palette Magazine, January 2014

“Series, Series, Series,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2013

“Gutsy Color, Poetic Light: Maine Artist Dianne Schelble Captures a Moment,”The Palette Magazine, June/July 2013

“Passion and Paint: Massachusetts Artist Tom Sutherland,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2013 

“Similar but Different: Meet Artists Rona Shuster and Catherine Maunsell,” The Palette Magazine, December 2012/January 2013

“Life’s Challenges Lead to Collage: Meet Ethel Hills,” The Palette MagazineSeptember/October 2012

“Forging the Masters: Helen Frankenthaler,” The Palette MagazineSeptember/October 2012

“Forging the Masters: Romare Bearden,” The Palette MagazineJune/July 2012

“Forging the Masters: Nathan Oliveira,” The Palette Magazine, March/April 2012

“Forging the Masters: John Marin,” The Palette Magazine, December 2011/January 2012  

“Finding His Own View,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2011 

“Forging the Masters: Edward Hopper,” The Palette Magazine,June/July 2011 

“Framing without Glass,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2011 

“Forging the Masters: Milton Avery,”The Palette Magazine,March/April 2011 

“Forging the Masters: Elmer Bischoff,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2010 

“Floating Your Watercolor,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2010

“Paper to Canvas,” The Palette Magazine, March/April 2009




Imber’s Left Hand, An Artist’s Heroic Battle with ALS, Part of Maine’s Master Project, Kane Lewis Productions 2014, http://www.mainemasters.com




Meditech Corporation, Westwood, MA.

Great-West Financial, Kansas City, KS.

Several International Private Collections.


Licensed Images


Wendover Art Group, Largo, FL

Image Conscious, San Francisco, CA            


Professional Affiliations


International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), Paso Robles, CA. Signature Member.

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juried Member.

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.

Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA.

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 


Education & Professional Development


Visual Thinking Strategies Practicum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Continuing Ed, Boston, MA.

Artist Professional Toolbox, Boston, MA. 

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.  Bachelor of Science.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.  Associate of Applied Science.