Martin Donlin is an award-winning architectural glass artist born in Hockley, Essex to Irish immigrant parents. Martin completed an art foundation course in Rochester, Kent and studied Architectural Stained Glass in Swansea, South Wales from 1984 to 1987. Martin creates both large- and small-scale glass artworks in sacred and secular buildings, and his commissions have ranged from busy substantial public buildings to small spaces for prayer and reflection.
The majority of the projects Martin produces are intended to work on a variety of levels, with bold images for impact and small intricate details to be seen close up. His intention is to create artworks that are welcoming and accessible and do not alienate visitors or locals, but have a sensitivity and relevance to their environment. They are a direct response to the architecture, function of the space, people and surroundings.
Martin lives and works in Brighton, on the south coast of England. Recent projects include large-scale glass schemes in the UK, Europe and the USA. The work is comprised of a large range of materials and techniques encompassing windows, screens, light boxes and suspended glass hangings.