Martin Green, artist in mixed media
Martin’s admiration for Impressionism combined with a graphic sense of form and colour reflects a gentle love and appreciation of the natural world in whatever he draws or paints.
Artist’s Statement – Biography
Born in 1936. Martin studied Interior Design at the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts before starting his career as an Interior and Exhibition Designer in the UK.
In 1963 he immigrated to Canada to join the staff of the Canadian Government Exhibition Commission. He later joined the Ontario Science Centre as a Senior Designer before moving to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.
From 1979 to 1984 he was head of the design team of Parks Canada’s Historic Sites Division in Ottawa. He continued to specialize in museum exhibit design in private practice until his retirement in 1994.
After a career of drawing and designing for specific design projects he now enjoys a new journey of self discovery and expression through his painting.
Current mediums include acrylic, pastel and water-based oil paints. However, experimentation with a range of mediums, techniques and subjects fuel his imagination and continue to offer new challenges and interests.
His admiration for Impressionism combined with a graphic sense of form and colour reflects a gentle love and appreciation of the natural world in whatever he draws or paints.
“Often, the idea is not to copy scenes or tableau, but rather to put down in paint the spirit one finds there.”
Robert Genn, a prominent Canadian contemporary artist.