Bill paints George Washington’s Birthplace

Because of his “ability to interpret nature”, Bill was asked by the George Washington Birthplace Association to help draw attention to the Birthplace by creating paintings of this beautiful National Monument Park in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

The Association in cooperation with the National Park Service sponsored an invitational VIP evening, April 4th, 2008 and a two day public exhibit on April 5 & 6, 2008. (Please scroll down past the pictures of the paintings to see pictures of The Event that Showcased the Paintings.)

Pictured here are a few of the paintings sold at the invitational event.  (Please scroll down.) How we wish you could have seen the originals with all their depth, intensity, brilliance and freshness.  Pictures of the paintings on the website  can only suggest what the originals were like.

An original oil on Masonite entitled The Edge was a major work that came from the Birthplace project. Copyright by Bill Martz.

Painted on location at the picnic area when the back of winter had been broken. Feeding swans looked like white pillows on the water. Not long after this was painted they left to head north.

To see more of the George Washington collection in part click thumbnails to enlarge and then click >> at bottom right corner for slide show.  Then — to return to this page click on painting being shown.

Paintings shown have been sold.  Please contact us for available work. 800-248-7281.  All work is copyright by Bill Martz.

The Event that Showcased the Paintings:

Park Rangers who were unable to make the invitational event, turned out with their families the next day when the exhibit was open to the public.  The were so supportive from the beginning of the project – to the end.  The way they received the paintings meant a great deal to Bill.

THE END of a great event.