It is crucial to me to constantly challenge my mind and materials in order
to create one of a kind pieces. To me art has to be an ever-changing journey
that continually evolves into a new series of work that have their own undeniable
style. I want my work to always take me in the direction of discovering new
ports of the mind and produce beautifully balanced artwork that challenges
the eye and draws people into my work.
Edward Martin is an award winning artist
who has spent over 40 years developing his craft. A full time artist creating
and selling at shows for over 20 years is part of the "Outsider Art"
movement, completely self taught, without outside influences on his work.
Working in his self built glass studio and complete metal fabricating shop
at his home in Springfield Illinois. Through the years he has perfected the
art of beveling, fusing, three dimensional etching and glass staining as well
as traditional glass work and now specializes in contemporary 3 dimensional
works in glass and metal. Ed Martin's designs are totally created by drawing
from the subconscious without any preconceived plans or drawings which truly
makes all work one of a kind.
Always changing and innovating new designs has made Ed Martins work collected
by clients all around the country, some with as many as 50 pieces in there
Ed Martin has shown his work form Los Angeles to New York and has pieces in
over 8 countries around the world.
Photos to Read Full Articles
First place Chastain Park Atlanta GA
2nd Place Artnudo West Palm Beach FL
2nd Place Art Deco Miami, Miami FL
2011 2nd Place Peoria
Hights Fine art fair.
2011 1st PlaceRapsody
in Bloom Art Fair.
2011 Best New Artist
Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival.
2005 Recipient of:
Illinois Percentage of the Arts: Arts in Architecture Program
2004 2nd Place Fine
20th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival
2004 1st Place
16th Annual Edwards Place Fine Crafts Fair
2004 2nd Place Glass
2004 St. James Art Show
(Also one of 50 artists requested to participate in the Best of St. James
“ 1st Place
3 Dimensional Design”
2003 St. James Art Show
“Patron’s Purchase Award”
Images 2000 Show
“Award of Excellence”
1999 Main St. Showcase of Art
“Best of Show”
1999 Rockford Artist Fair
Jefferson MO River Rendezvous
Edwards Place Fine Craft Fair
Also featured on the
Cover of Springfield Magazine (with full article)