Martin was born in Radcliffe , Lancashire in 1961 . He loved painting and drawing from a very early age and always knew he wanted to be an artist . After studying Fine Art at Liverpool Art School he pursued a career in Art Education, teaching for thirty years in inner city Manchester, working for the Bahamas Minstry of Education and eventually becoming Head of Art and Design at an independent Grammar School in Cheshire . He is now retired from teaching and paints full time .
Martin’s fascination for every aspect of watercolour and acrylic ,his skills in draughtsmanship, precision ,accuracy, detail, and unique quirky style combined with his deep affection for the North West of England have resulted in his paintings being commissioned and in private collections in this country and abroad. His work hangs in collections across the world including the UK, Australia,New Zealand, USA, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico,Norway,Sweden , Israel, France,Spain, Germany,Iceland,Malta, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Ireland