Artist Bio

John Carl Martin was born in Barbados, he is an illustrator, published author, fashion designer, graphic artist, painter, master airbrush artist and an important contributor to hip-hop and pop culture. His current body of work initiated in the summer of 2018, is dedicated to and inspired by New York City. He creates paintings and Illustrations of New York architecture, landscapes and everyday life in the city, from riding the NY subway to dancing in city parks. John Carl paints from his home studio in the Bronx where he resides, but does most of his illustrations on location using his iPad as a canvas to tell the stories, highlight the beauty and reflect the pride of NYC neighborhoods. Originals and prints of his work are available on poster, canvas and other novelty items like t-shirts, mugs, tote bags... [Read More]