Martha Sprenkle

As an asthmatic child, the days of crayons and coloring books where the highlight of Martha’s younger years and was her introduction to art.

Martha was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the majestic, castle-like Philabrook Museum and Gilcrease Museum are located.

Throughout the years her family would take an afternoon to visit the Philbrook Museum gardens which is a beautifully designed spacious park. At the age of nine Martha’s parents enrolled her in a summer art session of clay and painting at the Philbrook Museum. That was the summer she realized how much she enjoyed the gallery and paintings in the museum halls. It seems that she had interest as a young child to notice color and design.

Going to fabric stores as a child, and even now, is a delightful experience to see the fabric designs, color combinations and the texture of the fabric.

Martha also finds nature is an inspiration to observe, colors, shadows, designs of each plant, an amazing lifetime of study. Each day Martha feels thankful and humble for the sincere ability to study and observe shades of color, shapes, and values and how light can change the way an object looks. Martha feels blessed to be and say “I am an artist.”


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