Robert Martin is a Canadian artist who currently lives in Bali. He was born and raised in Canada; and has always felt deeply connected to nature. The Iroquois native blood that runs through his veins gives him a special bond with nature and his ancestors. In the wilderness, he feels safest and at home. At a young age Rob has always loved to explore the wild wilderness. He has lived in several different parts of the world from Vancouver Island to the quiet and peaceful jungle of northern Bali. He also has a passion for travel and exploring the world. He has travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Cuba, just to name a few. His journeys and experiences have inspired him to create his works. He started painting in 2011 and never stopped. He realized a year later what his true calling was to become a contemporary artist. He considers himself as a medium for the universe to express life's energy through his paintings. He believes that every living being gives out energy and vibrations through their thoughts and emotions something he captures in his work.
Transporting this energy into his paintings Rob is known for his fascinating use of paints. Black as the universe. Colors are the soul and spirit of all his painting's. The immediate transfer of a white canvas into a black canvas creates endless possibilities to unfold the energy he revels through himself to a canvas. Thinking of a special techniques it is important to say that Robert builds his own tools. So, every painting is a unique individual work of art.
Educated by life, trained by nature, and experienced by travel, the artist's philosophy is marked by self expression and good energy flow. Being one with the environment Robert describes the way he paints as an inner freedom which can be seen as a movement of pure vibrations in the circle of the universe. Creating a room of silence is Roberts personal way not to be exposed to hectic world of today and creating a stronger connection to the endless space above.