Martin Procter was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1942, and moved to Devon in 1956. After a career in building and architecture, he became a full-time painter in 1998, and soon was firmly established as one of the Westcountry's leading contemporary artists. His work reflects his academic background in human and physical geography, a design base in architecture, and his life-long passion for remote hill-country and wild places.

A self-taught natural artist, he has his own very distinctive approach deriving from an individual eye for the landscape, with the emphasis on form and structure. He has built his reputation as a definitive interpreter of man's interaction with the natural landscape, in the western margins of Britain and Ireland, the American South West,the West Indies, and cityscapes in London and San Francisco. Martin has travelled widely- trekking in Nepal and Tanzania,by ship to the Antarctic Peninsula and the High Arctic, journeying through Patagonia and the Chilean Andes, and living for several years in the Windward Islands. He has held numerous solo and joint exhibitions, and his work can increasingly be found in many private and public collections, both in Britain and California.