Artists Statement


Adrian, MI

Facebook: Martha Elchert Fine Art

“Through my watercolor painting I try to convey to the viewer an impression of my love for the subjects of my paintings. My best compliment is when someone tells me my paintings are happy!”

Martha Elchert began painting as a grade schooler in Ohio. As an oil painter she majored in Art at Heidelberg College in Ohio. She later studied watercolor at San Juan College in New Mexico and Snow College in Utah.

Her work has been accepted and received awards in juried shows in New Mexico, Minnesota and Michigan. Martha Elchert attained signature member status in the New Mexico Watercolor Society in 2017.

Martha paints both in studio and en Plein Air although she is happiest when painting outdoors. In 2017 she won third place in the quick paint competition in Paint Dexter. She recently was awarded third place in the Clinton County MI Plein Air Event.

Martha Elchert’s watercolors are held in the permanent collections of Gateway Museum, Farmington, NM, Fairview Ridges Hospital and the Visitors Bureau in Burnsville, MN as well as private collections throughout the United States. Her work is also shown in The Boat House Gallery, Manitou Beach, MI.

Martha is a member of the Michigan Watercolor Society, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Great Lakes Plein Air Painters and a Signature Member of New Mexico Watercolor Society.

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