Martha Berkebile, Rockport TX

Guest artist of Bonnie Lou Prouty

I’m an artist and jeweler who lives and works in Rockport, Texas. My love of learning has lead me along varied career paths, including nursing and geology, but Art has been the constant that I always return to. I recently became a partner at Studio C Gallery in Art Center of Corpus Christi.

My creative mother encouraged me to try many forms of arts and crafts. Together we explored drawing, painting in oil and water color, ceramics, china painting and even basket weaving and quilting. My artwork ranges from mixed media sculpture to painting and portraiture.

I have currently been using colored India ink to explore the beauty of the natural world. My painting subjects include birds, flowers and pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
In addition to drawing and painting, I collaborate with my husband Alan as Two Hearts Studio, where we create originally designed jewelry together. Alan hand cuts and polishes precious and semiprecious stones and I sets the unique stones in silver. I also enjoy exploring other metalsmithing techniques and incorporate them into my jewelry designs.

My work is in private collections across the United States and in Canada and Japan.

Flounder pendant

Heartwood live oak pendant

Willet