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Brian Martin earned his BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Painting/Drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Aside from his personal artwork, he has been employed as an illustrator, graphic/web designer, muralist, and a decorative artist for a cabinet maker. He has taught drawing, painting and color/2D-design at I.U.P., but currently is teaching illustration, drawing and painting at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.
Brian explains his work by saying, “I’m interested in exploring the hidden narratives of the American landscape- employing elements, places, and scenery that are commonly attached to the notion of the suburb and superimposing the personal twist of my memory and perception upon them. My goal is to create psychologically engaging images of the American landscape that are simultaneously familiar and strange.”