Marta Collings

After studying art in college, I pursuit a career as a travel agent to see the world only painting part time. The travel career lasted about ten years, after deciding I wanted to be a full time artist. Moving to the Napa Valley 38 years ago to pursuit my love of landscape painting was an easy choice. The beauty of the valley has always been an inspiration. In addition to landscapes, I also enjoy painting abstracts, cityscapes and still life’s. I consider my style loose and impressionistic. Using a palette knife gives me the freedom to not obsess with detail and create a free-flowing rich texture to my work. Oils are my paints of choice and palette knifes are my tools