The models for this piece are dear friends, one of whom I've known for decades. I wanted to convey the sense of tenderness and complete surrender I saw in their embrace. I painted through a window screen as I started this painting, and you can easily see the pixelated look this gives in the areas I didn't paint over. This piece has gallery wrapped sides and a dark brown edge. It is wired and ready to hang.

- Martha Wade


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
4 lbs. 3 oz.



Martha Wade
Sebastopol, California

Getting to Know Martha

Martha Wade is both a painter and a muralist. After owning and operating a mural business for nearly 20 years, she has discovered the joy and challenge of creating her own paintings, where she can explore a more personal and interior expression. Her background and training in theatre is evident in all her work. “I’m most drawn to the figure,” Martha says. “I am fascinated by how exquisitely attuned we are to our own kind, to the meaning that we can draw from the slightest nuance of gesture and movement and expression in one other.”