Located in Brooklyn, NY Ned Martin is inspired by hectic city life. His work touches on
the subjects of nature and community, which are drawn from his childhood memories of rural
Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. Martin’s work is a commentary on our global society, and
the idea that everything is connected as one.
After studying Fine Arts at Towson State University in Maryland, Martin continued his
formal art training at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. Embracing his training and his
meticulous process, Martin continues to grind his own paints. He has painted en plein air on the
River Seine in Paris, Scotland, and the vineyards of Italy, all of which have shaped his artistic
Reclaimed aluminum printing plates have become Martin’s sole painting surface. He often
leaves a bit of aluminum plate visible through the painted surface to enhance the depth of
the work. “The imagery of the used printing plates is part of my expression—current social
commentary that becomes embedded in the art forever,” Martin explains.