About the Artist
born in Colorado and raised in San Jose, CA. From a young
age, Martha's family encouraged her to express her creativity.
Exploration of nature and travel, as well as the influence
of helping others, passionately inspires her various abstract
expressionistic series of work.
"Possibility" and "Unconditional Love"
series evoke profound thoughts of life, as well as the absurdities.
Her evolving landscape series enhances interior environments
with the inspirational beauty of the out of doors and travel
to exotic locales. Martha continues to explore the influencing
potentials of living and motivations of people by using
mixed medias and her own imaginative style.
Martha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design
at San Jose State University with an emphasis in Fine Art.
Her studies included Painting in Mixed Mediums and Sculpture
in Mixed Mediums including Ceramics, Metal, Wood, Stained
Glass and Paper Mache.
Martha has owned and managed her successful design business,
Martha Stephens Interior Design. In addition to creating and
selling Fine Art she designs and manages both remodels and
new construction projects for residential and commercial clients.
She specializes in custom, artistic design.
Awards and Achievements
- From the American Society of Interior Designers, CA
Peninsula Chapter, she received the Retail Interior Award
of Excellence for her design of the Domus store in Pleasanton,
- Founding Member of the Vibrant Palette. The Mission
of the Vibrant Palette is to encourage each other as women
artists, to develop new forms, of expression, make a context
for it and share opportunities for exposure.
- Elected Delegate to the White House Conference on Small
Business, Washington DC
- Member of the Year Award - National Assoc. of Women
Business Owners, NAWBO Silicon Valley
- Founding Member of the Collaboratory Artist Group, San