"In their material presence, Winter’s pieces are in the time of the viewer, sharing their space. They also draw into this space an older time of long tectonic and erosion processes, and fold up this with the time of their making. These works condense time space and matter into a present of shifting incident and light." Dr. Mark Leahy, Market Project, Dec 2011
Martha Winter studied Fine Art at Falmouth and completed an MA at Norwich. Her work is an unusual synergy of many influences. Growing up with minimal art and modern architecture has influenced her visual language of reduced and economical form. She is fascinated by systems, repetition and order, often working in series. Winter also regularly witnessed the extreme erosion of the East Anglian coastline, which nurtured her interest in the natural processes involved in forming landscape.
Winter has become interested in how scientific research influences our understanding of the natural world. Through observing nature and biomimicry, she has developed unique processes creating heavily textured permanent wall based pieces reminiscent of satellite imagery and microscopy. She has been a guest artist at the Wellcome Trust, artist in residence at the Natural Institute of Agricultural Botany and the University of Cambridge has some works as part of their art collection.
Winter exhibits with a number of galleries in the UK and abroad and her work is held in many private and corporate collections.