is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. Drawing has been a passion of hers since she was a young girl. Growing up with an architect/artist father, she spent many hours under his tutelage drawing the things she knew best—the water outside her home, the beach and the natural environs. In college Marti began the formal study of drawing and watercolor and after marrying and moving to the Washington area in 1966 she studied drawing and botanical painting at the Corcoran College of Art, and etching and lithography came when she joined the administrative faculty of Georgetown University Marti’s love of gardening and nature translates to images of black and white flowers, shells and birds. Marti has continued her study at annual summer workshops at the Art Institute of Chicago’s summer school at OxBow in Saugatuck, Michigan.