JAMES MARTIN

James Martin’s artwork is as loquacious as the artist himself. Working primarily with gouache on brown paper, and sometimes additions such as ink, graphite, charcoal, or collage, Martin’s figurative scenes are at first glance humorous, with a myriad of characters from parrots, fish, and monkeys to Shakespeare, Picasso, mermaids, and pilots. A closer read reveals how ingenious the artist is, often utilizing the most subtle visual word play, and veering headlong into topics that without his deft hand may feel weighty. Martin’s free-flowing style of painting sees him depict a never-ending stream of characters, never shying away from ideas or issues that may be at the corners of our collective psyche. 


Martin holds a BA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and has been showing his work at Foster/White Gallery for nearly two decades. He has also shown his work across the Northwest, including the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, and at the Bellevue Art Museum. His paintings have been shown alongside other Northwest Artists such as Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Mark Tobey, of whom Martin was a contemporary. James Martin is also the subject of Sheila Farr’s 2001 monograph, “James Martin: Art Rustler at the Rivoli.” His work is in collections such as that of Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

16.75 X 14.5 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Aviator and Fish' | Available at fosterwhite.com
20 X 15.5 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Cursing Parrot' | Available at fosterwhite.com
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15 X 18 in. - $1,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Mobster and Dingus' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17 X 17 in. - $1,550.00
James Martin Artwork 'Room with Water Sprites' | Available at fosterwhite.com
27.75 X 22 in. - $2,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Madam Moon Bounce' | Available at fosterwhite.com
12.25 X 19.25 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Red Mower' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15.13 X 13.13 in. - $1,350.00
James Martin Artwork 'Duck Press + Saucer' | Available at fosterwhite.com
18.5 X 13.5 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Land + Sealion Sign' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.5 X 21.25 in. - $2,200.00
James Martin Artwork 'Raskolnik Coat' | Available at fosterwhite.com
22.5 X 14.75 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Santana Sweatered' | Available at fosterwhite.com
19.5 X 23.25 in. - $1,900.00
James Martin Artwork 'Scarecrow' | Available at fosterwhite.com
18.25 X 19.5 in. - $2,200.00
James Martin Artwork 'Lower Drawer Pie' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16.25 X 19 in. - $2,000.00
James Martin Artwork 'Ghost Town with Human Seal' | Available at fosterwhite.com
18.75 X 29.5 in. - $2,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Bachelor's Party' | Available at fosterwhite.com
13.5 X 18.5 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Moonlit Picnic' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.5 X 20 in. - $3,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Lion from the Three Week Pudding Zoo' | Available at fosterwhite.com
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9 X 12 in. - $1,100.00
James Martin Artwork 'Internal Combustion With Strawberry' | Available at fosterwhite.com
18.5 X 19.25 in. - $2,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'El Paso Shoe Maker' | Available at fosterwhite.com
12 X 19.25 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'Tomato Crate & Camel' | Available at fosterwhite.com
19.5 X 23.5 in.
James Martin Artwork 'Tearoom' | Available at fosterwhite.com
14.5 X 17.75 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'King's Juggler' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 17.75 in. - $1,450.00
James Martin Artwork 'Storeroom with Mummy and Dress Dummy' | Available at fosterwhite.com
13.5 X 21.75 in. - $1,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Chair & Two Egg Plants' | Available at fosterwhite.com
13.5 X 16.5 in. - $1,350.00
James Martin Artwork 'Etta's Place' | Available at fosterwhite.com
18 X 24 in. - $2,000.00
James Martin Artwork 'Mowing Season' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16 X 17 in. - $1,450.00
James Martin Artwork 'Ballad of Jimbo Riddly' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16 X 22 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Shoot Tru the Gypsy Target' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16 X 23 in. - $1,900.00
James Martin Artwork 'Gypsy' | Available at fosterwhite.com
11.5 X 19.5 in. - $1,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Romanesque (2)' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 19 in. - $1,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Shakespeare For Dogs' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.75 X 21 in. - $1,900.00
James Martin Artwork 'Self Portrait with Buddha in the Wagon' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 17.5 in. - $1,650.00
James Martin Artwork 'The Mummy' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17 X 19.5 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Bear & Chair' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 18 in. - $1,450.00
James Martin Artwork 'Homme de le Mer (Human Seal)' | Available at fosterwhite.com
14 X 19 in. - $1,450.00
James Martin Artwork 'Blu Guitar, Italian Woman' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 19 in. - $1,700.00
James Martin Artwork 'Ocarinas' | Available at fosterwhite.com
13 X 19.75 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'That-a-way' | Available at fosterwhite.com
13.5 X 8 in. - $1,100.00
James Martin Artwork 'Van Gogh' | Available at fosterwhite.com
12 X 7.75 in. - $1,050.00
James Martin Artwork 'Sea Horse' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.5 X 20.5 in. - $1,650.00
James Martin Artwork 'Tail Flicks and Souser Wousers' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16 X 19 in. - $1,550.00
James Martin Artwork 'Fish Bowl' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.5 X 15 in. - $1,400.00
James Martin Artwork 'The Advance Group' | Available at fosterwhite.com
12.5 X 15.5 in. - $1,300.00
James Martin Artwork 'Dark Mirror, Joyce on Stilts, Bloomsday' | Available at fosterwhite.com
14 X 16 in. - $1,350.00
James Martin Artwork 'Who Plays the Fiddle' | Available at fosterwhite.com
15 X 19.5 in. - $1,500.00
James Martin Artwork 'Talking Violin Beach Scenes' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16.75 X 19.5 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'King with Signs of Change' | Available at fosterwhite.com
14 X 19.5 in. - $1,450.00
James Martin Artwork 'Extra Parts & One Shoe' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17.25 X 19.5 in. - $1,600.00
James Martin Artwork 'Licensed Whirligig, School Bus in Bottle' | Available at fosterwhite.com
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