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Invariable throughout Kotler’s career is his love for a city that continually rewards him with infinite possibilities. The paintings emit a tangible warmth as a result of not only Kotler’s love for his muse, but his love for the process of painting itself.

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Martin Kotler has a muse. She has inspired him for over 30 years with her dynamic nature and metamorphic character. As Kotler sets up his easel to paint trees along the C&O Canal, row houses on Capitol Hill, or catenaries at K Street NW, he awaits her wink of admission to stimulate his artistic drive and launch him on an intense study of one particular moment in time. What results are …

Martin Kotler has a muse. She has inspired him for over 30 years with her dynamic nature and metamorphic character. As Kotler sets up his easel to paint trees along the C&O Canal, row houses on Capitol Hill, or catenaries at K Street NW, he awaits her wink of admission to stimulate his artistic drive and launch him on an intense study of one particular moment in time. What results are tenderly rendered paintings of Washington DC that tell the story of a singular city and her devoted portraitist.

Kotler approaches painting from a scholarly perspective. When not with brush in hand, he can …