Roger Martin

Hometown: Albemarle, NC

I have been intensely interested in animals since an early age. As an artist, my subject matter has almost always been animals. There is an enormous amount of wildlife art out there, the challenge to me as an artist is to take the same old subject matter and create something unique. I use size, posture, and motion to achieve my goal.
 The majority of my work is sculpted in clay and cast in bronze. I like the freedom clay gives me to create texture. For me texture is about the reflection of light, not an attempt to simply recreate fur or feathers.
 I am a lifetime resident of North Carolina. My studio and gallery are located in historic downtown Albemarle near the Uwharrie National Forest. My work has been in exhibitions around the US, including the National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens and The Society of Animal Artists.