new hand embellished prints

i have decided to release hand embellished prints for 12 of my favorite painting.  this is a limited edition of only 10-25 prints released for each painting.  a few are even available printed on birchwood!  click on the images below to view details.


in the mind of (wood print)


Zora the conquerer (wood print)


that fire connection (fine art print)


confidence (fine art print)

view more fine art prints from wadecreate.



brave William, full of grace

i wanted to create a boy version of my brave Lily painting, and so William was born.  i used the same reference photo and gave him more boyish features and a different color scheme.  also changed the one lily in her hair into a field of lilies for her brother.


brave William, full of grace
24×32″ oil on panel
available $1800

working on my next solo show

i have been exploring art themes that center around the strength and innocence of children.  maybe because being an adult, with kids, and a job, and art career … is often overwhelming.  i remember what it was like to be a kids.  all the dreams i had, and still have.  many of those dreams have come through.  here are some of the first images from my latest series “childhood dreams and conquered fears.”

will be mainly working in oil on these, so they take longer to create and dry.  hoping to create 10 more paintings, and have my next solo show in August 2016. stay tuned!

interstellar inventor


he is able to affect change in the world
he is brilliant and compassionate at the same time
he desires connections to others and to the universe

interstellar inventor
48×72″ acrylic on canvas (framed)
by Martha A. Wade

on view through Feb 21 at:
Museum of Science and Industry
Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637
January 18, 2016 – February 21, 2016