Mark Martel is a fine artist, illustrator and writer in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He and his wife Kate moved from Ohio in 2013 after falling in love with the Big Island.
Mark revels in diverse materials, styles and subjects. Mixing watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and drawing media he moves between landscape, wildlife, figures, historical scenes and even the occasional abstract piece.
From designer and art director Mark evolved toward illustrator and fine artist; from working for corporations to creating art for individuals and collectors. His work has appeared in nearly half the states and a dozen countries.
You never know what may be on the easel—crisp, realistic watercolors, cubist chameleons, sunsets painted live, maybe even pages from a graphic novel—but you’ll find an abundance of art unique to South Kona and to Mark’s distinctive style.
The Martel Art Untitled Studio is near the Coffee Shack, just south of mile marker 108 at the pullout on the mauka (uphill) side. Open for the SOKO studio tour, otherwise please call or email.