Saying Goodbye to Artist Martha Saudek

December 30, 2015 2 Comments

Creative Catalyst had the honor of working with Martha on her workshop, Sunlight on Oak Creek: Applying the Lessons of Plein Air to Photographic Reference with Martha Saudek.

Martha was born on November 27,1923.  She was passionate about art and painting her whole life.  In her early teens, an uncle she never met who was an art critic for the New York Sun newspaper would send her professional watercolor materials.  She would send her finished pieces to him and he would then send her a critique.   Orphaned while still a teenager, a sorority sister of her mother's paid for her college education. She worked as an elementary school teacher. Upon retirement in the late 70's she decided to "see how far I can go' as a professional artist.  She has paintings hanging in museums in Taiwan and Japan. Her work is also in private collections around the world. 


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Ann Bradshaw
Ann Bradshaw

December 14, 2018

Mrs. Saudek was my wonderful and most memorable elementary school teacher in the 70’s in a small school in Hermosa Beach.
Her most memorable saying to the class was "I"m going to cloud up and rain on you"
She once drew a picture of my dog Sam and gave it to me, rolled up with red ribbon on it:)

Gwen Meyer Ethelbah
Gwen Meyer Ethelbah

October 30, 2017

Martha was a fabulous art teacher, too. She and I took a trip to Maynard Dixon’s ranch near Zion, and stayed there a few days, painting around the area, and had a great time. I found out her husband had been a glider pilot, and we spent quite a bit of travel time talking about clouds and sky pathways, too.

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