Martin's background is in graphics and has been since the mid 80's. He paints on a regular basis using his evenings and weekends to produce artwork and be creative. He moved to Bournemouth 12 years ago. The current style he uses started out as a competition entry for Still Life. He decided to use the different materials by starting in pencil and then pen. Once he was happy he finished in Oil Pastels. It was recommended to Martin by a gallery to use acrylic on board. Once he did the first piece of artwork he was hooked and has been painting in this style and technique ever since.