Marta Alexandra Abbott was born in Amsterdam and grew up between Connecticut and Prague. She lived in New York City before settling in Rome, Italy. Marta has studied painting, drawing, art restoration and floral design. From early on, her fascination with the natural world has informed her work, including style, subject matter and the mediums she chooses. Working primarily on paper, her mediums include water-based pigments and organic and non-traditional materials. While she now focuses her exploration of botanical forms on paper, she also spent several years working in floral design in New York, Rome and Milan. In her work, Marta attempts to make permanent that which is fleeting, embrace the materiality of both her subject matter and her medium, and communicates her effort to understand the human experience of nature and beauty.