Original Hand Crafted Fine Art Wood Burnings.

Fisheries & Wildlife
Science Illustration
Asian Tattoo Design
Polynesian Tribal
Custom Lettering
Martin W Flynn III

Martin W Flynn III hails from the Delaware Peninsula, surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River, and local estuaries. He grew up fishing the local waters throughout the mid-Atlantic; casting lures in local ponds, charter fishing and crabbing in coastal towns from Ocean City, Maryland to Plum Island, Massachusetts. Martin was extremely close to his grandfather, who was retired U.S. Army, Military Police. This relationship, partnered with the realization that he had a fascination with navigation and radios, pushed him to make the decision to enlist with the United States Army. Martin served as a Forward Observer and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He is also a proud combat Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Although Martin honored his country with his service, his true passion was for his personal artistic expression.

At a young age, Martin was captivated by his grandfather Martin Flynn Sr. painting in his dimly lit cellar watching reruns of Bob Ross’s “The Joy of Painting”, using only landscape calendars for reference. By high school, he was heavily involved in multiple mediums which included ceramics, oils, acrylics, and mixed media. In 2010, Martin’s career accelerated, and he started doing commercial illustrations for local silk screening companies in Waipahu, Hawaii. Since he studied animation and digital cinema at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Academy for Creative Media, this was right up his alley. By 2013, he had commissioned several pyrography series through a handful of local Oahu clientele, and completed three hundred hand burned and finished wood plaques in two calendar years. The same year Martin was introduced to Na Kane O Ke Kai (Hawaiian Watermen), he completed fifty-two customized spearfishing trophies for “Hawaii's Most Wanted Invasive Spearfishing Tournaments.” In 2015, he also became a Hawaii state licensed tattooist, committed to practicing and perfecting his work in nearly every medium with West Coast Ink Waianae. Martin’s focus is illustrative fisheries & wildlife, modern Asian tattoo design, science illustration, and Polynesian & indigenous aesthetics.      

In addition to being a professional artist, Martin is a loving husband to his wife Megan, a father to his wonderful sons, Sam and Owen, a gracious volunteer, a thought-provoking intellect, and an avid outdoorsman. When he is not creating beautiful art, Martin thoroughly enjoys free-diving, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, and road-trips. He is also a member of Na Kane O Ke Kai, Heroes on the Water, The Mensa Society, Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland State Arts Council, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and International Assocation of Pyrography Artists. Martin states: “I carry a respectful, approachable presence, ready to research and submerse myself in the subjects my clients take interest in.”  
                                                                                                                            Written by Kevin Schwenk (Gallery V- Cape Charles Virginia)