Martin Woodard

My Studio and Gallery is located in a delightful old storefront on Main Street, Sperryville. From the front porch and twin bay windows I can watch the comings and goings of local folks, business people and tourists. This is a refreshing change of pace from the solitary hiking and biking throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains that I greatly enjoy.

I always have a camera with me on early morning rides or late afternoon hikes. Images from my farm and the surrounding countryside are inspirations for my work. Back in the studio, I try to understand how to capture light, composition and emotions on the canvas. I am a deliberate painter and often revisit a painting multiple time before considering it complete. I like to think I interpret the landscape by adding my own sense of place and understanding of the land.

Artist Biography: Martin Woodard