Martin was born in South Carolina. He graduated from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida in 1981. He has worked as a professional artist since then.
Martin’s ability to paint people and historic sites led to more than 25 years of commissions with the National Park Service. Paintings of Native Americans, Civil War battles, Paintings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and many others are used by the National Park Service for educational purposes.
Martin does commissioned portraits as well as gallery paintings. His gallery paintings include the figure as well as southern landscapes and occasional interiors and still-life.
He and his wife Rhonda live in Newnan, GA.
Mary Martin Gallery- Charleston, SC
Dogwood Gallery- Tyrone, GA
Fine Lines Gallery- Newnan, GA
Society of Illustrators Show 24, 25, 27, 30 New York City
National 100- Havana FL
Biennial National- First Place- Punta Gorda FL
Oil Painters of America Regional- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Oil Painters of America National- 2017
Solo Shows- Fort Benning GA, Dogwood Gallery Tyrone GA, Nixon Centre Newnan GA, McRitchie Hollis Museum Newnan GA
Solo Retrospective Show- Marietta Cobb Museum of Art- 2017