"SURFACE" guest artist Martha Worthy grew up in southwestern Virginia and moved to Hilton Head Island after college in 1981. She finds Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry to be a constant source of inspiration for her artwork. In her mixed media paintings and sculptures you'll find the essence of the wildness and the beauty that she sees here everyday. She has also recently found inspiration by stories found in myth and folklore about native plants, animals, and especially birds.
"Having lived and worked on Hilton Head Island since the early 80's and surrounded by so much natural beauty, I feel a strong connection to the daily rhythms of the natural world. For me, painting ideas germinate and evolve in an intuitive process, usually beginning with a random spark of interest, maybe a certain color combination, a particular artist's work, or a piece of shell found on the beach. Once curiosity takes hold, I will add more layers of images, gleaned from different cultures or influenced by recent travels, like the ornately carved architectural masterpieces of Morocco or the incredible red rock formations of the American Southwest." - Martha, Hilton Head SC