Participating Artists

Martin Gates

Bronze, Wildlife, Wood Marquetry


Biography / Artist Statement

Martin was born in Lebanon, Oregon in 1955. It wasn’t until 1987 when Martin won his first major competition that he turned to art as a full-time career. Since then, he has won numerous awards and exhibited in major shows and museums across the country.

Martin’s work ranges from a life-size Madonna, for the Catholic Church, to tiny hummingbirds.  His carvings have a unique style of abstract shapes and forms and often capture motion with his use of line and mass.

“Mayan Wind,” a life-sized flying macaw, is installed in the Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, CO and also in Fountain Hills Sculpture Garden in Fountain Hills, AZ.  His carving of a life-size Bald Eagle pulling a bass from the water titled, “Wind, Wings, and Water” was presented to the National Wildlife Federation by the Corporate Conservation Council to celebrate the eagle’s removal from the endangered species list.

Martin is a member of the National Sculpture Society and Society of Animal Artists and lives in Micanopy, Florida.