Rich Martinez

Portrait by: Gene Sasse 2012

Richard has been creating and teaching art for almost half of a century. As a young boy he received many scholarships for his work, which led him to study at Chaounard’s Art Institute and later to complete his master’s degree in Art from the Claremont Graduate School. He went on to teach painting, drawing, ceramics and photography at Claremont High School for 36 years. Throughout his teaching career he maintained his career as an artist by selling and showing his work. He has produced many one-man shows at local venues such as The Claremont Forum and Ontario Art Museum.

Richard is a member of the National Watercolor Association, the Manzanar Group and the National Watercolor Society (NWS). In fact, he has sat on the board of directors for the NWS. In 2009, he was the director for their 88th annual art show. He has been jurored in to display his works and he is currently a signature artist that has appeared in three National shows for the Watercolor West.

Sunflowers 2013 | 18x24 watercolor | 162.15.01

"Mt Whitney" Alabama Hills 2000 | 22x30 watercolor | 167.15.01
© 2015 Inland Empire Museum of Art
All Art © by The Artist
Raku Pots | 8x9 pottery | 159.15.01 & 160.15.01