A portrait of the beloved Martha Mae by Jean Cate. The namesake of the shop, Martha is present in the shop most days, quietly receiving well deserved pets and attention from visitors while dozing in her basket. In this rendering of Martha, she is sitting regally and attentively, surely daydreaming about forthcoming treats.
18" x 24" giclée print on Fine German Etching Paper 310gsm / 18 mil by Hahnmühle with torn edges, edition of 80 signed and numbered. Printed in Chicago.
Jean Cate is a Chicago based artist and owner of Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things. She studied painting, drawing and ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She creates evocative ink paintings and drawings and while exploring atmosphere, isolation, emptiness and harmony within chaos.