Since he was old enough to hold a pencil, Nashvillian Randal Martin has been an artist. After working as a graphic
designer, watercolorist, oil painter; Martin hasfound his real passion, carving birds from wood. His sculpting parallels his love of nature and the great outdoors. Martin’s love of wildlife and respect for all God’s creatures, great and small, ensures great detail and precision in every piece he creates. He practically breathes life into these wood replicas
of some of Mother Nature’s best work.“I typically have four or five carvings going at once, and as they come to life, I can’t wait to begin another,”
The first songbird he ever carved won Best of Show and First Place at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, TN in 2001, and he won the Silver Brush Award at the Tullahoma, TN Fine Arts Festival. In fact, he’s won ribbons and awards for every carving he has ever entered in competition over the years since he focused on wood as his primary artistic medium.
He entered the Ward World competition in 2009, in the novice catagory and won 13 ribbons, most blue, and third best in show. Again in 2010 with a blue bird in the advanced catagory