Artist’s Statement
Ed Martin

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.
Awards & Accomplishments
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 collections.
Ed Martin has shown his work form Los Angeles to New York and has pieces in over 8 countries around the world.

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2017 First place Chastain Park Atlanta GA

2017 2nd Place Artnudo West Palm Beach FL

2017 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
SIU Edwardsville

2004 2nd Place Fine Craft
20th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Bloomington, Illinois

2004 1st Place
16th Annual Edwards Place Fine Crafts Fair
Springfield, Illinois

2004 2nd Place Glass
2004 St. James Art Show
Louisville, Kentucky
(Also one of 50 artists requested to participate in the Best of St. James Preview Party)

“ 1st Place 3 Dimensional Design”
2003 St. James Art Show
Louisville, KY
“Patron’s Purchase Award”
Images 2000 Show
“Award of Excellence”
1999 Main St. Showcase of Art
Elkhart, IN
“Best of Show”
1999 Rockford Artist Fair
Rockford, IL
“Purchase Award”
Jefferson MO River Rendezvous
“4th Place”
Edwards Place Fine Craft Fair
Springfield, IL

Also featured on the Cover of Springfield Magazine (with full article)
Springfield, IL