Martha Burkert

I am primarily a landscape painter. The interior and exterior landscapes that surround me are my favorite jumping off points. I push and pull color around these forms trying to find combinations that feel right. I am not restrained by local color or the rigid rules of perspective. The application of paint, the resonance of colors against each other, the muscularity of shapes and the temperature of light and dark are my guides.

I split my time between Dallas, Texas and Yarmouth, Maine. I paint smaller paintings, often outside, in Maine and turn those into larger paintings from my studio in Dallas.


Art of Dining: Kennebunkport Historical Society at Nott House featuring Chef German Lucarelli of Ports of Italy

The Art of Dining series: Intimate dinners that take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of the festival. Multi-course meals are designed and prepared by top chefs in private homes and locations around Kennebunkport. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate dinner in the historic Nott House. German Lucarelli, of Ports of Italy, is the featured chef at this dinner on Tuesday evening, June 5. This dinner showcases work by artist Martha Burkert. These dinners support Full Plates Full Potential, the festival beneficiary. *Driving directions will be emailed the week of the event.