Martin Squires has an obsession with motor powered transport. Be it anything from a humble New Hudson Autocycle right up to Aero Powered Bentley Special and anything in between.
This obsession started through a family connection with Morgan Three Wheelers and various British Motorcycles: Matchless, AJS, Brough Superior to name a few. Combining this obsession with a natural talent for painting Martin has developed a distinctive style which evokes motoring days gone by. Inspired by vintage photographs with overexposed and high contrast imagery Martin uses a variety of mediums to capture the pioneers and enthusiasts of the past and present.
As well as illustrating various modes of transport, Martin takes an active interesting in his various subjects, using each piece as a chance to find out more about motoring history. Having the opportunity to talk to enthusiasts and occasionally getting to see their collections is just as important to Martin as producing a piece of art as it gives him an opportunity to understand his subject, allowing him to produce accurate and pertinent tribute to every subject he paints.
Martin regularly exhibits at various motoring events throughout the UK and Europe as well as exhibiting internationally. One of his most recent excursions was to the Prescott Bike Festival on April 12th and as he relates:
"For it's first year the Prescott Bike festival turned out to be quite an event, with bikes old and new out in force to run up the hill in front of a crowd of a good few thousand! The highlights for me were as always the older bikes, especially the collection that was bought down by the Brooklands Museum not only were they on display they were also running them up the hill too! Here is a selection of my personal highlights..."