interstellar alpha female


interstellar alpha female
36×48″ acrylic, canvas cutouts on canvas
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



interstellar futurism

if i were to envision the ideal person …
he would be able to look beyond his own self, and into the world.  believe in the connection to others, and to the universe.  he would want to effect change in the world through his mind, and his hands.  he would be a work in progress, coming out from pencil into pen, and then darkening the strokes … until he is the person he always dreamed of becoming.

interstellar futurism
96×62″ acrylic on canvas
by Martha A. Wade


this painting is based on a recent photo of Jennifer Hudson.  i heard her speak about how determined she was to be healthy and get in shape.  she is now running every morning at the crack of dawn, and cooking healthy meals with her husband.

it inspired me to keep working toward my fitness goals, and reminds me that it takes a lot of hard work and determination to become the person you always wanted to be.

17×22″ acrylic on canvas
by Martha A. Wade
$300 available via etsy

the dreamer

even at a very young age, my dreams were bigger than any reality.  i always knew i would be an artist, and it feels good to continue to reach for the stars and believe that anything is possible … just like i did as a little girl.

“the dreamer” is a reflection of a child deep in thought.  she is hopeful for her future, and believes in her dreams.  children are naturally peaceful dreamers, reaching for the stars, and only need the right encouragement to have those dreams come true.

the dreamer 36x38" acrylic on canvas made of stardust series

the dreamer
36×38″ acrylic on canvas
made of stardust series

*winner of the golden award in the 2014 Peace Project Exhibit.
on view October 16, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The Whole 9 Gallery East
547 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
The Peace Project

take a walk on the wild side

can’t be concerned with what others think
whatever your passion, poison, or body type
always stay true to who you are, walk on the wild side
get crazy, be loud, or take time to yourself, walk tall and proud
and stay strong my people


walk on the wild side
24×24″ acrylic on wood

view time lapse video of me creating this painting