Timothy Martin

Timothy Martin is a classically trained painter and sculptor who first gained widespread recognition when he was selected by Tiffany & Company to display artwork in its Manhattan flagship on Fifth Avenue. Since that time Martin’s renown has spread internationally with the publication of dozens of reproductions of his charming work, as well as exhibitions from New York to Paris. 

Timothy Martin paintings brought the holidays to Paris when commissioned by the global luxury fashion house, Hermés. Martin created an 9-foot by 15-foot original oil painting — L'Arche de Noël — for Hermés’ main window of its Paris flagship store. The other nine windows also featured Timothy Martin paintings. Following its debut and exhibition, the large original oil remains in Hermés private collection. 

From March through July 2009, a one-man show of Timothy Martin’s original paintings were on exhibition at the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris located opposite the Eiffel Tower. Martin’s exhibition, The Naturalist: paintings by Timothy Martin, is one of the few the foundation has devoted to a living artist, and broke Foundation attendance records. 

In 2006, Martin transformed the Philadelphia Flower Show’s Garden Gallery into the Enchanted Spring of his imagination with images of flora and fauna, fox and fowl morphed into furniture. Based on crowd reaction to his 2006 exhibition, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society invited Martin to return to the 2008 Philadelphia Flower Show, this time to exhibit paintings with musical instruments and themes to complement the show’s Jazz it Up motif. 

Embraced by the horticultural community, Martin was the featured artist at Atlanta's 2008 Southeastern Flower Show, at the Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmond, Virginia and at Omaha's Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. 

Martin's work was also featured in 1998 by Macy's Flower Show on Herald Square in New York City, where his painting Daffodil Settee made its debut, later named Editor's Choice by U.S. Art magazine. 

In 2000, Martin was commissioned by the venerable Steinway & Sons to paint an actual one-of-a-kind baby grand piano, the first painter in nearly 70 years commissioned by the piano makers. Following a nationwide tour, the "Summertime Piano" is now part of a private collection in Texas.

 Martin’s unique vision began with a wingback chair he created for a Bucks County (PA) show in the ’80s; enthusiastic response led to the distinctive work that has become his signature style, a style that defies art world labels. Martin, who studied in Italy, paints as a classic realist - landscapes and still lifes of another age can be glimpsed in his work—and yet some might describe the work as surreal, but the absence of menace makes his a genre unto itself. 

Timothy Martin’s images have been licensed by The Bombay Company, Caspari International and several fine art publishers. 

Martin is a 1994-1995 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship grantee. He was inducted into the Hunterdon Central High School’s Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Originals of Timothy Martin’s work now adorn collectors’ homes from coast-to-coast as well as in France, The United Kingdom and the Middle East.


Timothy Martin

The World is Our Living Room. Come in and find yourself sitting pretty.

Back to Bountiful “Back to Bountiful”

A follow-up to the fruit-laden Bountiful, this floral piece includes a Timothy Martin visual enhancement. Look at the vase.

Garden Party - Delphinium “Garden Party - Delphinium”

The centerpiece of the Garden Party triptych series; accompanied by Garden Party - Pewter Poppy and Garden Party - Tuscan Rose.

Hillside Farm “Hillside Farm”

One of the artist's most iconic images, Hillside Farm was inspired by his rural upbringing and homestead.

Pear Tree Piano “Pear Tree Piano”

A baby grand straddling a meandering stream.

Birdcage Violin “Birdcage Violin”

One of four gouaches. Two reside with the artist's wife, the other two were purchased by an individual in a Middle Eastern royal household (we don't know which one). The four tell a story: the first two show the birds caged; the second two show the birds in various stages of liberation.