Martin Read is an artist that grew up watching his father, Delbert "Sleepy" Read, paint, sculpt and experiment with all kinds of different mediums. Martin also works in different styles of contemporary and impressionistic work. He now works in oil, but it was acrylic in the beginning.
He gets a great deal of satisfaction from the reproduction of the works of the masters. He finds that it is always a learning experience by following in the stye of their work. Each painting can be a challenge, whether it's a nonobjective, historic building, landscape, or portrait!
Along with painting, he teaches art and ancient history at a charter school in Cleburne, Texas. His work is on display at the school and at Read Fine Art Gallery located in the historic district of downtown Cleburne.