John Martin

John Martin creates drawings from his memories of time spent with his family on their Arkansas farm. Each drawing is instantly recognizable through the use of John’s signature imagery: trucks, snakes, pocket knives, cell phones as well as an occasional item from a collection of discarded valuables John finds on the streets of Oakland.  Most recently, John has been using found paper in his work, taking text from news stories and interweaving them with his imagery, often drawing directly on newsprint and pages from phone books. He has been an artist at Creative Growth since 1987.

Born 1963.