Martha Happs Showing At Vagabond Blues

Contributed by Martha Happs

Martha Happs Showing
5/12/2017 – 6/8/2017
Vagabond Blues
642 S Alaska St. Palmer
FREE Event

Meet The Artist
5/13/2017 – 2PM
Vagabond Blues
642 S Alaska St. Palmer
FREE Event

Martha paints colorful, heart-felt acrylic and watercolor paintings. She loves Alaska and Alaska’s beautiful landscapes, wildlife and frontier history. Her paintings are an exciting adventure of subject matter and color. 

Martha will be showing her art at the Vagabond Blues in Palmer from May 12 - June 8, 2017.   

Meet the artist on the “Second Saturday” May 13th from 2pm-4pm at Vagabond Blues.
Martha was raised in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California where nature and animals were part of her everyday life. She moved to Alaska's “Last Frontier” 36 years ago with her husband and their two small children. While raising the children, Martha worked with clay and on her drawing skills at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Mat-Su campuses. She has lived in the Matanuska Valley ever since.  

Art is always a part of Martha’s life. Martha has been crafting and sculpting in clay since high school.  In the last five years, Martha started painting. Painting has captivated her now. She paints what she loves, so it comes from her heart to touch others, spreading the joy and beauty that is around all of us.  Martha feels blessed to be living in such a beautiful part of the world.

Martha's artwork is always growing with the knowledge of new techniques and information. One of her techniques is working with sculpture molding paste under her acrylic paintings, thus giving the art a textured 3D effect. It makes you want to touch the painting with the way the light reflects off the textures. Martha also paints in “Plein Air” style, which means painting in the open air. You'll see her around Palmer painting this summer, stop and say hi. It's always fun to check out the paintings.

Martha will also be showing her artwork at this year’s Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire on July 8, 2017 from 10am - 6pm. She will have her display on the greens by the Palmer Museum. View some of Martha's original artwork on her website,

To contact the artist, call Martha 907-745-6577 or text 907-355-7765.