Steven Martin has been painting for more than 20 years. His career as a graphic designer started in 1972 after graduating from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in art education. After moving to Atlanta in 1978, he launched his own design firm, Young & Martin Design, with partner Ed Young. When Martin moved to Blue Ridge in 2000, he created the Blue Ridge Design Workshop, working with a variety of clients including Mercier Orchards and the Fannin County Chamber. All the while painting has been his first passion. Martin has exhibited his work in several group shows and has paintings in collections around the country. His new work explores ideas about our sacred Earth and our Human/Nature connections. He lives with his husband Amado and dog Luke in their cabin in Morganton, Georgia.