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Artist’s Statement

martha-pope-photoMartha Pope is a pastel artist living in Washington, D.C. Her paintings are interpretive landscapes that enhance the inspirational aspects of scenery. She freely adds and subtracts objects, details, light and color to capture the essence of scenery she finds captivating.

Ms. Pope has studied under Gina Clapp and Ellen Cornett at the Capitol Hill Art Workshop. In addition, she has studied under Susan Abbott in Vermont, Provence and the Alexandria Art League. She is a member of the Capitol Hill Art League.

Ms. Pope had a long public service career. She participated in peace initiatives in Northern Ireland that in 1998 lead to the historic Good Friday Agreement. In 1991 she was elected by the U. S. Senate to serve as Sergeant at Arms and Door Keeper and in 1994 she was elected Secretary of the Senate. She also served as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.