Martin Shire is an artist who was born in Waltham, Quebec and studied at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Before becoming an artist, Martin worked in different hotels, and he became an assistant manager of the Ascot Inn in Toronto. Although he thought he couldn't make a living out of it, Martin knew he wanted to be an artist in high school. His career in the arts started when he did editorial cartooning
for local papers and he got to do layout as well. Aside from art, Martin is also a musician, he plays keyboard, and composes his own music. Picasso, Braque, Matisse and other art that uses powerful shapes and colors are inspiration to Martin.