Martin Blundell began to pursue art after an elementary school teacher singled out his landscape watercolor painting as excellent. He was encouraged by a high school instructor to push forward with art studies, and was recognized as a Utah High School Sterling Scholar in art. Martin completed a fine art degree at the University of Utah where he excelled in the honors art program, graduating with honors, and a BFA in printmaking and drawing. Graduate school was interrupted with the death of his first child. He began a career in design.
He received acknowledgments and awards from the Utah Watercolor Society, the University of Utah, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Utah Arts Council, and the Springville Museum of Art, showing drawings, prints, and mixed media works.
Martin was included in the University of Utah Marriott Library Notable Utah Artist Project. Recently he has been making still life, figure, and landscape paintings for exhibition in group, one man, and invitational shows. He has completed various commissions, and recently completed a pro bono mural work for the University of Utah Primary Childrens’ Hospital Forever Young Zone. The recent landscape paintings are characterized by vibrant color, a focus on composition and design, executed with impasto brushwork and pallet knife application of oil paint.