Martin Webb was born in England and is currently based in Oakland, CA. Primarily a painter, Martin works with mixed materials including repurposed wood, concrete, found metal, paper and pigments to create prints, sculptural objects, murals, public and commissioned art. His public art projects include a twelve hundred feet long mural in Hayward, CA; a colorful wall of reclaimed wood at MacArthur Station in Oakland, CA; and an interactive installation at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. Webb also has work in the permanent art collection at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and several civic collections.
Over the years he has developed a visual vocabulary that form narratives reflecting life experiences. His paintings often include figures or animals that seem to be searching for something, and images of homes – relating to his own migration experience. His recent work features images of boats which represent transition, adventure, fragility, risk, and security.