Formerly an illustrator, Martha Pettigrew has established herself as one of the foremost Western contemporary sculptors. Her work has been accepted in such prestigious and exclusive exhibitions as: Settlers West's The Great American West Show, Tucson Arizona; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Birds in Art, Wausau, Wisconsin; Women Artists and the West, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; and Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado.
Consistently one of the top-selling sculptors in exhibitions, Martha's work is sought after by institutions, corporations, privately funded sculpture gardens, and many private collectors.
Featured on the cover of Southwest Art magazine, July 1998, Pettigrew says, "I find the everyday tasks of the native people of the Southwest, especially the women, to be an endless source of inspiration. If I have achieved my goal as a sculptor the viewer will feel an emotional attachment and never tire of seeing the piece. The sculpture may become a source of inspiration in their lives."