Bill Martz

I was in the mood for a new desktop background and Googled Chesapeake Bay a few months ago when I stumbled across Bill Martz.  Bill Martz is a painter whose work focuses on the Northern Neck area of Virginia.  His works are about life on the water and feature the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, landsapes, boats, wildlife, and people.

I selected this for my background.
River Sunset

As I've mentioned before, I have grown up boating and on the water.  When on the water, a peace and at home feeling comes over me that is indescribable.  Here in Virginia, we say we are going to the "Rivah" and Martz's works transport me there.  Below are some of my favorites I found on his website.

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Reedville Sunset

Painting inspired by George Washington's birthplace.

I hope to someday be able to own a Martz painting.  Do you like his style?  What are some of your favorite artists?