Silverbrook Farm will feature the exhibit “Captured Moments: Paintings by Martha Allen & Nancy Ramsey” during the April 20-22 weekend.

Martha Allen started making art at Hammond High School in Alexandria, in the 1960s. After a career in real estate, she came back to painting in the 1990s. She has studied at The Art League in Alexandria since that time. Her work has been featured in shows at River Farm, Saint Andrew’s Church and the historic Hillsboro School. She is a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolor Society, Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society and her work has hung in the Smithsonian with them.  She has won many awards, and painted in classes and workshops at the Art League for the past 30 years. Her paintings show she likes to paint a sense of place and a moment in time.

Allen’s daughter, Nancy Ramsey, has been creating art for over 25 years while teaching in the public schools.  She has also studied at The Art League throughout that time.  Her work can be found in local establishments and galleries, including Gallery 75, The Art League Gallery and Del Ray Artisans.  She values exploring the natural world and often references nature and the human form within her abstract art.  She also enjoys painting more abstractly on intuitive projects in which each stroke forms in response to the one before.  Collaborating with other artists, writers and dancers is a particular interest and inspiration.

Silverbrook Farm, located at 15286 Woodgrove Road, is a wedding venue and Bed and Breakfast

Exhibit hours; 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. There will be a meet the artist reception from 4-7 p.m. April 20

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Nancy Ramsey-Watershed-Front Coming-Oil and Wax on Panel



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