Martin was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, in 1961.
After studying Fine Art at Liverpool Art School he pursued a career in education, teaching for thirty three years in inner city Manchester, working for The Bahamas Ministry of Education and eventually becoming the Head of Art and Design at an independent Grammar School in Cheshire. He has now retired from teaching and paints full time.
Martin's fascination for exploring every aspect of watercolour and acrylic painting, his skills of 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 purchased for private collections in this country and abroad. His work hangs in private collections across the world including The UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Israel, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Thailand, U.A.E., Singapore and Ireland.