Glass Etchings, Painting
In Memoriam 1926-2016
Martha Hinson was a native Tennessean with boundless enthusiasm and imagination. In her own words, "I'm as squirrely as a bed bug, nutty as a fruitcake, far out and out on cloud nine most of the time."
Although she had no formal art training, Hinson developed her artistic techniques and style on her own. "Mostly by trial and error, and that's a method you don't forget," she said.
Hinson’s creations - painted rocks, clever clay toadstools, and driftwood designs - first received attention from craft fair devotees. Her media went on to include glass etchings, watercolor, and oil painting. Several of her works appeared in municipal buildings. Some of her paintings were sent to Japan as a representation of Tennessee Art. In addition, she was commissioned to produce a series of historical portrayals of the Nashville area.
Hinson's hobbies included golf, traveling, and learning about other cultures.
Hinson's approach to art was like every aspect of her life - filled with joy and zest - which was experienced by everyone around her.