We never gave too much thought to Martin's work way back when we were hanging out with him. At the time he was an art director working in San Francisco and painting on the side. Our mutual friend just recently told us that he is taking the art world by storm and showing in NYC and abroad. When we went to visit his site we were blown away.
All of his years of painting historic leaders had come full bloom [Abe Lincoln was a favorite way back when]. In addition to showing globally, Martin was chosen to participate in the Orange County's Museum of Art 2006 California Biennial "California's 50 immerging artists". [show recently closed]
Martin has dual shows going on this month one in New York's Jeff Bailey Gallery and his Los Angeles solo show opening this Saturday night Entitled "The Procession" at Susanne Vielmetter gallery.
Martin McMurray: The Procession
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
January 27 – March 10, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2007
5795 West Washington
Los Angeles - Culver City, California 90232