Martin will be exhibiting in the Summer 2017 Warwickshire Open Studios event. He will be opening his own private studio with examples and demonstrations of his work.
Examples of previous commissions will be photographically displayed.
Martin trained in textile design and worked for many years in automotive design, particularly colour and materials selections and design. Since leaving the industry he has worked in mosaic, mixed media and acrylics. His work today concentrates on painting in acrylic, with a variety of strongly automotive based themes that are unusually rendered. The images are deliberately slightly provocative and bring an usual twist to automotive and car based painting. This method of thinking is heavily influenced by his time working in the creative side of car design through the late '70s and beyond, when he was fortunate to have mixed with creatives from many previous generations, and some very contemporary designers of today. Strange colours, alternative settings, and movie or music themes pervade the collection. Some are finely detailed in a style similar to Mad Men period advertising media art work, others are brush stroked and fast. Not the usual car paintings!