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"I want to inspire people to change their approach to nature in a positive way. I believe that if we have a better understanding of our natural surroundings, we will learn to love it and therefore care for it."

Martha A. Thompson

Born and raised in the Port of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, Martha A. Thompson was one of six children raised by her parents, a fisherman and home maker. She enjoyed time outdoors and making art in her early years.

After graduating from High School, Martha was granted a scholarship to the United States which brought her to Tucson, AZ to learn English as a second language.

Martha took her cultural experience and bilingual skills back home with her. While working at a marina in San Carlos, Mexico, she met her husband Glenn Thompson.

As a developing fine artist, Martha was influenced by her friend and mentor Larry Wollam, who helped her develop the knowledge and love of graphite and watercolor techniques.

Martha and her husband enjoy traveling thru Mexico and the United States. They often explore the Gulf of California which continuously provides much inspiration for her work.

Martha has multiple paintings in the permanent, traveling, teaching art collection of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. "I am passionate about painting things I love, specifically to serve as an educational tool. I am honored to be part of this collection about threatened and endangered flora, fauna and habitats of the Sonoran Desert because it represents my home on both sides of the border."

Member, Artists for Conservation, since 2013
Recipient, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Award for outstanding depiction of the natural world at the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Artist Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming in 2013.

Exhibitions

2015 "Vanishing Circles", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2015 "El Desierto Sonorense, Biodiversidad en Armonía"(The Sonoran Desert, Biodiversity in Harmony), Museum of Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
2015 Solo Exhibition, Madaras Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2014 Artists for Conservation annual international, juried, traveling exhibit, Vancouver, Canada
2014 "America's Parks II", national, juried, traveling exhibit
2013 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute international, juried exhibit “Botanical Art of the Sonoran Desert: Past & Present”
2013 “The Sea of Cortez”, national, traveling exhibit
2011 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild juried exhibit, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
2011 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild juried exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 2nd. Place
2011 Blossom II Art of Flowers, international, juried, traveling exhibit
2010 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild juried exhibit, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
2009 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild juried exhibit, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

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"Quiero inspirar a la gente a cambiar su actitud hacia la naturaleza en una manera positiva. Creo que si tenemos un mejor entendimientos sobre nuestro alrededor natural, aprenderíamos a amarlo y como consecuencia cuidarlo."

Martha A. Thompson

Nacida y criada en el Puerto de Guaymas, Sonora, México, Martha A. Thompson fue una de seis hijos criados por sus padres, un pescador y una ama de casa. Ella disfrutaba de su tiempo al aire libre y el arte en sus primeros años.

Después de graduarse de la preparatoria, Martha recibió una beca para ir a Estados Unidos lo cual la llevó a Tucson, Arizona a aprender inglés como un segundo idioma.

Martha regreso a casa llevándose consigo su experiencia cultural y su habilidad bilingüe. Trabajando en una marina en San Carlos, México, conoció a su esposo Glenn Thompson.

Desarrollándose en artes plásticas, Martha fué influenciada por su amigo y mentor Larry Wollam, quien le ayudo a desarrollar su conocimiento y amor a las técnicas del grafito y la acuarela.

Martha y su esposo disfrutan viajando en México y Estado Unidos. Frecuentemente exploran el Golfo de California lo cual provee continuamente de mucha inspiración para su trabajo.

Martha tiene múltiples pinturas en la colección permanente, viajante, educativa de arte del Museo del Desierto Arizona-Sonora en Tucson, Arizona. "Me entusiasma el pintar cosas que amo, específicamente para que sirven como una herramienta educativa. Me siento honrada de ser parte de esta colección que es acerca de la flora, fauna y hábitats que están amenazados y en peligro de extinción del desierto sonorense porque representa mi hogar en ambos lados de la frontera."

Miembro, Artists for Conservation, desde 2013
Ganadora, Premio Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History por espectacular representación del mundo natural en el Taller de Artistas Susan Kathleen Black Foundation en Dubois, Wyoming en el 2013.

 

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