Martin Squires has an obsession with motor powered transport. A major part of his practise is sketching at motoring events. The results of a days or weekends sketching then form part of a report that gets posted on his ever growing blog and a regular article in 'the classic motorcycle magazine'.
This obsession started through a family connection with Morgan Three Wheelers and various British Motorcycles. Combining this obsession with a natural talent for sketching and painting Martin has developed a distinctive style which has evolved through a combination of reportage sketching and studio work.
Martin has a monthly column in 'The Classic Motorcycle' called 'Sketchbook Travels' which features motorcycle sketches and writing.
As well as providing illustrations and articles for magazines Martin is working with Old Empire Motorcycles, providing concept work for customer commissioned builds and promotional artwork for their various projects.
The creation of a scrolling sketchbook enables him to produce large scrolls on location. Martin first used it during a visit to the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham (UK) in 2014. The whole process was documented in the short film "The Museum" by Tom Rochester. Since then Martin has used the sketchpad in various locations including Motorcycle workshops in New York, the Lotus F1 Garage at the British Grand Prix, and The Brooklands Museum, producing space defining artwork in the form of panoramic and 360 degree sketches.
Upcoming projects include an illustrated study of pre 1911 motorcycle track racing and a side project which he calls 'The Pedal Diaries'.