Ned Martin's Artist Statement
Ultimately, I am searching for the abstract within realism. When light plays across a surface it calls to me�makes me stop in my tracks. And when my passion is stirred I race to my easel, embracing the process like an old friend.
Ned Martin's Biography
To create landscape and still life paintings in oils, Ned Matin invests considerably in scrubbing, scratching, and scrapping layers of textured paint until a realistic form reveals itself. While his paintings appear realistic, upon close scrutiny the viewer is delighted to discover broken impressionistic layers of paint that imply realism.
Finding painting tools in the aisles of Home Depot, the kitchen utensil drawer or other unlikely places has become a passion. One day while searching for just the right tool, Ned found he could easily cut precise shapes and edges from thin plastic credit cards. He has never looked back.
Ned Martin is a Realism Oil Painter who is making his home in NYC to paint full-time. He spent his early life and his years as an art major at Towson State University in Maryland exploring various painting media including acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and gouache. Years later, he began painting in oils and furthered his formal art training at The Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. There, he learned the traditional oil painting techniques and principles of Jacques Maroger and the Old Masters. Ned has embraced the Schuler School experience and continues to meticulously grind his own paint.