The Art of Martha Ives

handstands at the shore
If you’ve ever viewed my complete profile, and read the “about me” section of this blog, then you already know that I come from a family of artists…my father, uncle, brother, grandmother and several cousins.  Up until now,  I’ve only hinted at some of their work, but that all changes today… Introducing, the art work of my cousin, Martha Ives.  I’m so proud of my cousin Martha’s wide and varied talents, and her new website that features many of her lovely pieces.  Oh, and speaking of her site, it was designed by my talented brother, Steven!  Quite the gene pool, (quite intimidating too).

canyon at dusk
 tulips

airmont pond
 mumbletypeg in the meadow
This is just a small sample of the type of art Martha creates.  For the full spectrum of Martha’s talents, please visit The Art Of Martha Ives.

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  1. The Buzz wrote:

    How wonderful it must have been to grow up surrounded by creative people and the apple certainly doesn't fall far from the tree. I love Martha's Moonwalker lytho – it's so whimsical yet modern!
    xxoo

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  2. They are all wonderful.
    My favorite is the skaters. Very soft style.
    I just reread profile, my you do have a talented
    family. Do you miss the profession?
    Stay warm, it os zero this morning, bhurrr.
    yvonne

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  3. Debby wrote:

    Her work is beautiful… so much talent in one family! I love the handstands on the beach… so ideal for a beach house. xo

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  4. Fabulous. I would love to say I come from a family of artists. Will go check out her new website. The first one, girls on the beach one, reminds me very much of a photo I took in Ireland back in the 80's 🙂

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  5. David Toms wrote:

    Wonderful, love the warm hues of the watercolous which is so hard to achieve! Hope she gives you a discount!

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  6. pve design wrote:

    Wonderful….reminds me of some of David Hockney's early works….and also another artist…need to find the name to pass along….to you.
    When my sons were little, they wanted to know if we were related to van Gogh….
    pve

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  7. Cara wrote:

    these are lovely-I love how soft they are 🙂

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  8. Such lovely work – and what a talented family! Law school must have seemed rebellious at the time!! Glad you've worked your way back to the light side!

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  9. gorgeous!! your family tree must be more of a sleek italian cypress. 🙂

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  10. I am so impressed and amazed at people with artistic talent. I have none.
    It truly is a gift! Martha has the gift!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  11. Beautiful work…love finding new artists to share with clients!

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  12. talented work! its so soothing and calming. 🙂

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  13. I love Handstands at the Shore! Thanks for sharing! I will check out her site.

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  14. what a talented family! her work is beautiful 🙂

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  15. I Dream Of wrote:

    How gorgeous! That first one just makes me feel like summer… What a talented family. Thanks for introducing us Martha. I will definitely be checking out her site.
    Jeanne

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  16. Stitchfork wrote:

    And you're part of it too! Loved her Family Portrait! xo Cathy

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  17. How sweet!! I love it!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  18. Stephanie wrote:

    Really beautiful work! What a talented family!

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  19. I can only imagine what unique and amazing talents the Zhushlettes will sprinkle in that gene pool as well! So wonderful to have such talent always around to inspire and bounce ideas off of 🙂 XOXO

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  20. Your family is so talented! Love this artwork so much! It reminds me of older classic paintings, paintings I would love to hang in a summer condo.

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  21. These are so beautiful! Lucky you to have been surrounded by so much talent….obviously, it was not lost on you either, my talented friend! 🙂

    I'll go and check out more of cousin Martha now!
    xo e

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  22. What a very talented lady and I agree that it must be amazing to be part of a creative family. Mine is a family of professors and executives so in comparison it looks as though I play all day:)
    Carol

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  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Love "handstands on the shore" – I have a photo of my girls in Nantucket that it reminds me of. Have often thought of having a painting done from a favorite photo, but how to find the artist? Hmmm …

    Marie

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  24. Love it, clear eyed views….

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  25. These are so pretty! I could definitely see hanging one on my wall…what talent!

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  26. Josie wrote:

    What gorgeous pieces! I love the first one; it's so carefree.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. Jenny wrote:

    Wow! The first piece is gorgeous! Such a talented family!

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  28. these are wonderful. You have quite a talented family

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  29. Wow, very talented! How fun it must be to spend time around so many creative people. I come from a long line of accountants — you know what they say about them 🙂

    Julie

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  30. I just love art. Can't get this at TJMAXX! haha Art is just awesome!

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  31. Those are watercolors I'm so jealous that she can paint in watercolors and they're beautiful. What a talented family you have!

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  32. Sue,
    I agree with the Buzz…the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It's in your gene pool to be so stylish and to have such a great eye! I'm off to check out your cousin's work. My husband and I decided (when we could finally afford originial pieces) to only buy originals that we both like and that have a great story. I also love meeting the artist. Hmmm…I'll have to check out your cousin's offerings!

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  33. theLENNOXX wrote:

    Wow I fell hard for the the first painting you featured, it looks so alive and really makes me wish for summer! Great gene pool indeed!

    xo Linda

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  34. Kendall wrote:

    Watercolors are always so relaxing and beautiful when done right. These are really lovely.

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  35. Stacey wrote:

    Soothing water colours. Such a talented family you have too! Love that 1st pic a lot! XX

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  36. Canyon at Dusk is lovely!

    ~thealyway.blogspot.com~

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  37. I love the first one.

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  38. What a talent! Love that it runs throughout your family.

    I'm looking forward to checking out her work… and I'm so happy you shared it with us!

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  39. designchic wrote:

    So much talent in one family. I just adore her work – longing for those lazy, summer days on the beach!!

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