The incomparable Sariah Clonts brings General Washington, and now Mrs. Washington, to life on canvas. Sariah captures scenes and moments in history in thousands of photographs, and then chooses split seconds of a scene to translate into art. Please see some of her work on Instagram here. I am grateful to Sariah for most of the images on this website.
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Gilbert at the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey, MA in September 2021. He photographed me in their magnificent house museum, and in their Carriage House during my Visit with Mrs. Washington. Steve's talent has brought me these beautiful photos and captured one of the great experiences I have had as Martha - firing a cannon! Steve may be reached HERE.
The General first introduced Al to me at Newburgh, in 2017. Al does beautiful work capturing the battles, daily life, and historic events that we so enjoy participating in. We are grateful to Al for documenting what we cannot, as the Washingtons did not take selfies! See all of Al's beautiful work on his Facebook Page.
I had the pleasure of being photographed by Andrea at Newport Historical Society's July 2022 event, The French Culinary Adventure Cocktail Reception. It was the most beautiful evening, and having Andrea capture the evening felt very natural. Please visit her website and see her talents!
My dearest friends and fairy godmothers, Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith, are responsible for Mrs. Washington to appear fully clothed in public, at sites, and in programs. As they have just sold their outstanding business to a new owner, please visit Emily's site At the Sign of the Golden Scissors to purchase patterns, as well as various other 18th century necessities, to create your own 18th century wear. Emily also takes limited commissions for caps, bonnets, and more.
The interior pictures in the orange gown were taken at Johnson Hall in Johnstown, NY by Tom Tringale of Claus' Rangers.
"Sandy Spector embodies the heart and soul of Martha Washington. It isn’t JUST a pleasure to work with Sandy, it’s an EXPERIENCE! "
~ Sariah Clonts, Visionary Washington Artist