Martha Thorn is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She earned a BFA in Art from Western Carolina University. Thorn prefers to paint intuitively, focusing on materials and the process of making, allowing meanings and underlying themes to reveal themselves slowly, sometimes after she has finished a piece.
Martha describes her work by saying, “I may find connections between my work and quotidian details, such as something I noticed on a daily walk. Stripes I’ve recently felt compelled to paint turned out to be fencing put up during protests that I turned on its side. The dichotomies of chaos and peace, dirty and clean, ugliness and beauty are recurrent themes in my work.”.