I have had an interest in art for as long as I can remember and that interest has been a major influence through my tertiary education as an art educator and artistic career. My wife, Maryanne and I have two children.


I have travelled overseas five times; once with a group of student teachers on an around the world tour of art galleries. As a printmaker I specialise in etching and lino printing and have exhibited my work in Adelaide in group, one-man exhibitions and in 2015 with my son, Pirie Martin. I am a member of the Print Council of Australia and have a keen interest in art history.


My heroes include Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Fred Williams, John Olsen and Brett Whitely while my other interests include sport, computing/multimedia and reading. I spent much of my youth surfing, drawing, surfing, drawing and surfing; I still have my favourite surfboard.



Please feel free to contact me. I would really enjoy hearing from you if you have any questions or comments about my work and/or blog posts. I will do my best to reply as soon as I can. Your email address will not be used or any purpose other than replying to you. If you live in or are visiting Adelaide and would like to visit my studio to see work 'in the flesh' I am more than happy for you to contact me so we can arrange a suitable time.
John Martin
Adelaide, South Australia

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