Copyright © 2024 Martina Hildebrandt
I’m influenced by the people and history that surround us here in my adopted town of Reading. Working with a mixture of mediums, painting, printmaking and collage, I try to create thought-provoking images but with a witty, tongue-in-cheek element. I’m interested in the viewer’s own connection with the image, allowing room for them to add their own story.
Born and growing up in London, I trained as a Theatre Designer at the Wimbledon School of Art, and worked for the London Fringe and touring companies for 7 years. With creative parents, making things has always been a part of life. Moving to Reading, for 21 years I dealt with a different kind of paint, but recently left that all behind me to concentrate and explore where my art will take me.
I am an active member of the Reading Guild of Artists, and am currently on their Council having volunteered as their Webmaster for over ten years (retiring in 2023). I also look after their archive and continue to do research for the RGA Museum Highlights.