The Glory of Big Cats
Martin always starts by painting the eyes which he feels capture the soul of the animal. He paints in acylics on canvas and looks for bold lighting and reflections which show off the animal in an interesting way.
Martin was born in 1969 and lives near Litchfield in Staffordshire. He spent 25 years as a graphic designer in the gaming industry creating the artwork for characters, backdrops and animation and becoming creative director. He then left to pursue a career in fine art for which he has held a lifelong interest.
He says ‘There is nothing like the satisfaction of creating an original piece of art and putting paint to canvas. The absolute joy of making a mark with a paintbrush and bringing it to life is without parallel’.