Martin Easley

Martin Easley is an illustrator and fine artist. He works primarily in acrylic paint and utilizes a mix of traditional paint brushes and airbrush. He has produced advertising art, book illustration, architectural illustration, and has also been commissioned to paint portrait art. He has produced illustrations for clients that include Apple Macintosh, Holland American Lines, McDonalds, and Motorola.

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Martin now lives and works in Federal Way, Washington. He graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, with a degree in Graphic Design focusing on illustration. Although his background is in illustration, he is currently focusing on fine art and gallery exhibitions. A large portion of his work hangs in private collections.

Where does your subject matter come from? Where do you find inspiration?
“For me, music has always been inspiring. It allows me to stay energized as I work and helps me conceptually as well. Another source of inspiration were album covers created in the 70s featuring the works of Frank Frazetta, Roger Dean, H. R. Giger, and many other talented, influential artists.”

What is special about the materials or tools you use in your work?
“My technique has evolved over the years. I combine traditional painting methods and airbrush to polish the image. The process is not what I would consider to be conventional airbrush work. But it allows me to create images that are more painterly than you would typically consider to be airbrush work. I also feel my knowledge and use of color is a strength. It can create mood and atmosphere.”


MediumAcrylicLocationFederal Way, WASitehttp://www.easleystreetstudios.com

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