A native of Sheffield, Alabama, Martha Carpenter graduated in
1973 from Alabama School of the Fine Arts in Birmingham. She then
acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky
University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, supplemented by attendance
at Kentucky Institute for European Studies in Bregenz, Austria,
and extensive European study-travel on three occasions.
In 1983, she exhibited her paintings at the Centre International
D'Art Contemporain in Paris, France as participant in a Salon
des Nations Exhibition promoting independent American artists.
Throughout her career Carpenter has had numerous exhibition experiences
and publications which have culminated in a consistent influx
of private and corporate portrait commissions.
In addition to her work as a portrait artist, for eight years
she served as art director, designer and illustrator in the advertising
field and as art instructor for the University of Wisconsin in
Green Bay. Currently based in Jekyll Island Georgia, her work
is marketed nationwide through galleries, agencies and private