He illustrated one of my favourite picture books from last year - A Forest - a lovely story about caring for forests, trees and the environment.
The simple environmental message is amplified by the gorgeous watercolours, textures and pencil illustrations.
Each page is a work of art that I found myself pouring over time after time.
Needless to say, I was looking forward to his next book with great anticipation!
And today his gorgeous Exotic Animals A-Z arrived in our local bookshop - I've been drooling over his illustrations all afternoon!
The book itself is an over-sized hardback with a lovely glossy, colourful cover. Each page feels like a unique art print - specially bound together for your viewing pleasure.
I love Martin's illustrations for many reasons.
I love the colours, the implied textures, the shapes and balance. I also love that his work often reminds me of Charley Harper - I feel sure they are kindred spirits!
I love that Martin's illustrations can make me appreciate the beauty of a red-back spider. As for his treatment of the zeal of zebras...it is pure heaven.
If you want to see what I mean, please click the link on his name at the beginning of this post.