Martha Sherman

Martha Sherman a Texas Hill Country artist.A Native Texan, Martha Sherman comes from a family who encouraged independent thinking, education, a love of the land and of the visual arts, it was only natural she create art.

Martha Sherman’s family settled in the Navarro County area in the mid-1800’s and in addition to ranching, her family had its share of country doctors and teachers. Martha’s mother could do anything. Growing up she was amazed that her mother could sew, upholster, cook, paint, ride horses and create ceramics all with equal ease.

Martha’s family moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area when she was only months old. Her mother was a ceramic artist, working from their home in her spare time. She focused on hand painted porcelain using 24k gold paint to illustrate her poetry on white porcelain ceramics. Some of Martha Sherman’s earliest memories are working in her studio space at her side. Seeing an interest and a natural ability to draw, she enrolled Martha in private lessons at the Upstairs gallery in Arlington as a child. Martha continued drawing, painting and ceramics through high school and it was only natural that she continue in college. Martha Sherman completed her BFA in studio art at the University of Texas in Austin. Having grown up working in ceramics Martha focused on drawing and painting, but she included study of ceramics, sculpture and 3-D design. Martha returned to receive her all-level certification to teach art.

Martha Sherman’s teaching credentials led her to settle in the Corpus Christi area in the late 1970’s where she taught in both the public and university level. Teaching there she met her husband and shortly after their marriage they relocated back to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area where she taught at the high school level and raised her family. After 30 years of teaching Martha and her husband decided that she would retire to follow her early desire to spend her time creating art. Martha and her family has relocated to the hill country in Boerne.

Since settling in Boerne she has divided her efforts in the studio between painting and ceramic sculpture. Martha Sherman uses primarily acrylic paints in all of her work. As a family Martha loves sailing, combing the Texas coastal beaches, camping, birding and visiting national parks, especially Big Bend. You will find those interests influence and become the focus of her work whether it be painting or sculpture.