A lifelong native of South Dakota, Martin is a self-described “river rat”  The son of a taxidermist, he grew up along the west bank of the Missouri, near the mouth of the Bad River and was raised in a culture centered around the outdoors and its wildlife. His pursuit of life as a wildlife sculpture artist began in 2015 after receiving enthusiastic praise and encouragement following the completion of several pieces commissioned by friends.  Martin's innovative style has led to sculptures reflecting a unique beauty and undeniable originality. In his short career, his work has been featured in a broadcast segment on KSFY television, as well as in multiple print editions of South Dakota Magazine and the Capitol Journal.   

 

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Pallid Sturgeon (copper detail)  Photo by Joe Riis