Kenneth Martin


KENNETH MARTIN is largely self-taught as a painter.  Kenneth began his journey as an artist after a debilitating car accident some 40 years ago. A welder by trade, Martin took up painting as therapy during recovery from the accident, taking classes with a realist portrait painter in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received additional instruction some years later in classes at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Martin also earned a Bachelor’s degree in social work, and worked in that field until recently at Independent Living for Everyone, Inc. in Savannah. Martin has exhibited his work at many venues including the Bagley Gallery in Detroit and at Red Piano Too Gallery on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. For more than four years he has participated as an artist and speaker at Telfair’s annual, “I Have Marks to Make”, exhibition, which celebrates the therapeutic power of creative expression