In 2007, Martin took up a long cherished desire to do stone sculpting after 20 years working as an Engineering Geologist. He attended the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust, Portland, England in 2007 and in the summer of 2008 he attended “Stone Sculpture Symposium” Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

His work has been frequently selected for the RHA’s Annual Exhibition and he completed a Percent for Art Commission in Enniscorthy in 2010.

With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local and Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature.

He is a member of the “9 Stones Artists” with whom he has exhibited on numerous occasions. He is also a member “FORM Designmade in Carlow.