About Martha Bryans

I am a mixed media and fiber artist inspired by the notion of bricolage – improvising and using whatever is at hand. I rely on my interior life and imagination, a well-stocked studio, and the courage to venture beyond. My work involves many materials – fabric, papers, wool roving, and other fibers. My tools include the usual paintbrushes, pens, pencils, scissors, blades, needles, and more specialized equipment such as hand carders for color blending wool. Watercolors, chalks, inks, acrylic paints, dyes, stains, silk embroidery threads, and wool yarns all bring color and line to the artwork. In any medium – story quilt, wet-felted hand-embroidered composition, or mixed media collage – I seek to create colorful and textural paintings inspired by the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Full Member, Delaware Valley Arts League

Member, MMX: 10 Mixed Media Artists ( formerly Delaware Valley Collage Cooperative)

Member, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Martha at workshop 2

Reach me by email at martha(at)darbycreekarts.com

“I find tremendous enjoyment and satisfaction in creating art. Whether working alone in my studio or with others in a workshop or class format, it is easy for me to ‘get in the flow.’  Time flies by and I return often to works in progress.  Sometimes time away from the piece is what is needed.”


Gallery Representation

Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, PA


Delaware Valley Art League, Paoli, PA

MMX: 10 Mixed Media Artists (formerly Delaware Valley Collage Cooperative)

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Studio Art Quilt Association