ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Adrian Martinez is an internationally known professional artist whose work combines a rigorously classical technique with an intensely emotional vision. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, but grew up in Washington, D.C. He studied painting and printmaking and received degrees from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA), St. Martins School of Art in London, England (CS) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (MA).
Adrian’s work is in public and private collections all over the United States and Europe. President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush commissioned him to paint two large landscapes commemorating the National Parks theme for the White House holiday season in 2007 and these two pieces are now installed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Adrian designed the White House Holiday Card for President and Mrs. Bush in 2001 and they are collectors of his work.
Adrian currently lives with his wife, Leah, and their two cats in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. His son, Sebastian, is a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Adrian is a member of Downingtown Friends Meeting, is on the Board of Trustees for Old Caln Meetinghouse and serves on the Downingtown Planning Commission.