Was born in 1963 in Bremen. He spent his school years at a Rudolf Steiner School in Basel, Switzerland, where he also took evening classes in abstract and portrait drawing. His first professional training was in ceramics, followed by two years as pottery fellow in Rheinfelden and the USA.
Martin studied sculpture at Emerson College in England and worked for seven years as art and craft teacher in Graz, Austria and travelled in Europe, North America, Japan, and Israel.
Martin continued to study painting with Paul Pollock in Freiburg and Hans Georg Aenis in Basel and has been living as an artist in Germany since 2002. Since 2009, also teaching activities in England and Taiwan.