“A Day in the Life” with Montréal Visual Artist Martha Markowsky

Martha Markowsky is a nationally known Montréal and Ottawa artist and was represented by galleries across Canada. As an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, she has received many awards along with “Le Fil de l’Excellence” by the City of Lachine in recognition of her accomplishments in art. Known for her paintings of orchestras, children in nostalgic backyards playing hockey, as well as barroom scenes, are only some of her favourite subjects. Martha’s paintings are in the private collections of two former Canadian Prime Ministers, the Right Honourable Jean Chretien and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, as well as many other notable corporations and people. Her artworks are in collections not only in Canada but in many countries around the world.

Martha Markowsky
Painting in the studio
Martha Markowsky
Fall time in Manotick, ON
Sketching in the Park
Supper in Charlottetown, PEI
Touring Charlottetown PEI’s waterfront
Martha Markowsky
Visiting outdoor art Dorval
Martha Markowsky
Winter fun


Which ‘hood are you in?

I live in Ottawa but most of my paintings are done in Quebec and the Maritimes. Lachine, Verdun, and St. Henri are some of my favourite painting locations.

What do you do?

I paint in acrylic and/or oil mainly plein air. I usually sketch outdoors, adding a little colour, photograph the scene and will later complete the painting.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on several exhibitions, starting in April in Ottawa, then Art by the Water in Beaconsfield, followed by the Lakeshore Artists Fritz Farm exhibition. Other shows will be coming up later in the year. Checking my website you will find the listing of upcoming shows.

Where can we find your work?

First I would suggest you go to my website to see a large body of my paintings. Also, googling my name you will find a large assortment of sites.


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