A visual artist and writer residing in Lexington, Ky, Marta E Dorton creates vibrant, textured acrylic paintings and colorful printmaking pieces. When she paints or prints, her focus is on color and texture, form and negative space; she blends these values into her writing. Writing has become an important part of sharing her experiences and emotions. Marta states "My husband's death in 2001 sent me into a deep depression. My feelings of hopelessness and loneliness were overwhelming. Writing and creating art have aided my grief journey and served as outlets for expressing a wide range of feelings".
Happy Birthday to a Husband Gone, 30 Sep 2014
Sorting Out Life: Remembering a Mother by Her Scent, 28 Feb 2013
Widow’s Wedding Anniversary Brings Flood of Memories, 01 Sep 2012
Private Drive: Visiting the Home Where Husband Died, 01 Aug 2012