Martin was born in Neath in South Wales in 1963. A completely self-taught painter, he takes his inspiration from the dramatic coastline and landscape of his native land. Although beginning as a watercolour painter he has in recent years discovered the dramatic possibilities of working in oils with a palette knife.
Martin is making a name for himself on the contemporary art market in Wales and we are delighted to be introducing his stunning work to our collectors east of the border. His paintings are steeped in the traditions of his antecedents in the twentieth century Welsh school, particularly Gwilym Prichard, Charles Wyatt Warren and of course Sir Kyffin Williams. His richly textured oils in a subtle, muted palette beautifully capture the distinctive atmosphere of North Wales whether depicting the drama of Snowdonia or the Irish Sea breaking against the shores of Anglesey.