Martha Wade is a Sonoma county painter and muralist. She has run her own mural business for over 20 years, and is passionate about the challenges of creating large scale paintings that maintain both artistic integrity, and complement the environment around them. Commercial clients have included Rio Suites Hotel, Java City, Luxe Hotel, Decadent Table and Embassy Suites Hotel. Recently, she has begun to branch out into doing her own paintings, where she welcomes the challenge of exploring a deeper, more personal vision. She is fascinated by the human figure and the meaning it conveys with the slightest nuance of gesture, movement and expression. Her goal is to access this powerful visual language in her paintings, so that a piece takes on its own quality of mood, of ambiguity and of feeling.