Flying Spirit #4 - Fire on the Mountain, 1987, lacquer on masonite

if there is
ugly in
this world
I would’ve seen it

These lines, a singular example garnered from Don Martin’s collection of notebooks and sketchbooks, describe succinctly the nature of the man and the artist. The creation of something beautiful, or as he would say, of “something to thank” was his motivation and destiny. Art making seemed to arise from his essential nature, as basic to him as clothing, food, and shelter.

Don seemed to find the expression of art everywhere he looked in the world, because it was reflected so completely within him."

Helaine Glick, Independent Curator

This website introduces the work of the late artist, Don Martin. Works shown under Portfolio, as well as other works by Martin, may be available for sale or loan.